What does nourish mean?

Definitions for nourish
ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-nour·ish

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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.

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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Women's natural and significant task lies upon a moral imperative, to nourish and educate children for a sober and disciplined generation, but most women became involved in their legal rights, out of that obligation. Consequently, they face the collapse of both ways, neither having the rights nor a moral imperative; thus, they stand on an awkward stage.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A butler supplies food to nourish your body, but a writer nourishes your mind through writing.

  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. Roxanne Sukol:

    The big problem is that we've been told that we can nourish ourselves with these ultraprocessed foods, and we cannot. They don't nourish us. That's why I believe that obesity is (at least in part) a malnourished state, as opposed to the standard message being propagated in our society, which is that obesity is an overindulged state, but if that were true, then diets would work.

  5. Loren Weisman:

    Nourish your audience with authentic content that highlights your authority instead of feeding them cheap click bait.

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