What does nourish mean?

Definitions for nourish
ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-nour·ish

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word nourish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nourish, nurture, sustainverb

    provide with nourishment

    "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

  2. nutrify, aliment, nourishverb

    give nourishment to

Wiktionary

  1. nourishnoun

    A nurse.

  2. nourishverb

    To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.

  3. nourishverb

    To support; to maintain.

  4. nourishverb

    To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.

  5. nourishverb

    To cherish; to comfort.

  6. nourishverb

    To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments.

  7. nourishverb

    To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.

  8. nourishverb

    To gain nourishment.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To NOURISHverb

    Etymology: nourrir, French; nutrio, Latin.

    He planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it. Is. xliv. 14.

    Thro’ her nourish’d powers enlarg’d by thee,
    She springs aloft. James Thomson, Summer.

    Whilst I in Ireland nourish a mighty band,
    I will stir up in England some black storm. William Shakespeare.

    Pharaoh’s daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son. Acts vii. 21.

    What madness was it with such proofs to nourish their contentions, when there were such effectual means to end all controversy? Richard Hooker, b. ii. s. 7.

    In soothing them, we nourish ’gainst our senate
    The cockle of rebellion. William Shakespeare.

    Gorgias hired soldiers, and nourished war continually with the Jews. 2 Mac. x. 14.

    Thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith. 1 Tim. iv. 6.

    I travel not, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins. Is. xxiii. 4.

    In vegetables there is one part more nourishing than another; as grains and roots nourish more than their leaves. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 45.

  2. To Nourishverb

    To gain nourishment. Unusual.

    Fruit trees grow full of moss, which is caused partly by the coldness of the ground, whereby the parts nourish less. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 544.

ChatGPT

  1. nourish

    To nourish means to provide with the food or substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition. It can also refer to promoting or sustaining the development or growth of an idea, relationship, or other non-physical entity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nourishverb

    to feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment

  2. Nourishverb

    to support; to maintain

  3. Nourishverb

    to supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues

  4. Nourishverb

    to cherish; to comfort

  5. Nourishverb

    to educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments

  6. Nourishverb

    to promote growth; to furnish nutriment

  7. Nourishverb

    to gain nourishment

  8. Nourishnoun

    a nurse

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nourish

    nur′ish, v.t. to suckle: to feed or bring up: to support: to help forward growth in any way: to encourage: to cherish: to educate.—adjs. Nour′ishable, able to be nourished.—n. Nour′isher.—adj. Nour′ishing, giving nourishment.—n. Nour′ishment, the act of nourishing or the state of being nourished: that which nourishes: nutriment. [O. Fr. norir (Fr. nourrir)—L. nutrīre, to feed.]

Editors Contribution

  1. nourish

    To provide with a just, fair and sufficient amount of food for living, fairness, justness, inclusion and evolution.

    The information is to nourish the soul and provide specific information to ensure the goal, plan and project success.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nourish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nourish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of nourish in a Sentence

  1. Richard Isaacson:

    Fatty fish like wild salmon, sardines, albacore tuna, lake trout and mackerel are loaded with brain healthy Omega-3 fatty acids which nourish the brain cells.

  2. Martin Luther:

    A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

  4. Woodrow Wilson:

    We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.

  5. Nicola Triscott:

    Once their basic needs are fulfilled, they need to nourish their spirit, their self-esteem and their pride in themselves, i think hip-hop really helps to do that, because it's such a young person's art form -- it came off the streets and it's about one-on-one teaching. There's this great spirit of sharing in hip hop.

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