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.
nourish, nurture, sustainverb
provide with nourishment
"We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
nutrify, aliment, nourishverb
give nourishment to
To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.
To support; to maintain.
To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.
To cherish; to comfort.
To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments.
To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.
To gain nourishment.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
to feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment
to support; to maintain
to supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues
to cherish; to comfort
to educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments
to promote growth; to furnish nutriment
to gain nourishment
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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
The numerical value of nourish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of nourish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of nourish in a Sentence
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.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
A butler supplies food to nourish your body, but a writer nourishes your mind through writing.
Moms have to find a way to nourish themselves and maintain their strength, or as it is said, ‘If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.'.
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.
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- aufziehen, erziehen, großziehen, nähren, ernährenGerman
- subteni, eduki, kreskigiEsperanto
- غذا دادنPersian
- կերակրել, սնուցելArmenian
- вска́рмливать, питать, корми́ть, пита́ть, расти́тьRussian
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