What does nursery mean?

Definitions for nursery
ˈnɜr sə rinurs·ery

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nursery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nursery, baby's room(noun)

    a child's room for a baby

  2. greenhouse, nursery, glasshouse(noun)

    a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

GCIDE

  1. Nursery(n.)

    The place where nursing is carried on; as: (a) The place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children. (b) A place where young of any species, plant or animal, are nourished preparatory to transfer elsewhere; especially a place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc., are propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a plantation of young trees. (c) The place where anything is fostered and growth promoted.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

Wiktionary

  1. nursery(Noun)

    The act of nursing.

  2. nursery(Noun)

    A place where nursing is carried on; as:

  3. nursery(Noun)

    That which forms and educates.

    Commerce is the nursery of seamen.

  4. nursery(Noun)

    That which is nursed.

  5. Origin: nurse + -ery

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nursery(noun)

    the act of nursing

  2. Nursery(noun)

    the place where nursing is carried on

  3. Nursery(noun)

    the place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children

  4. Nursery(noun)

    a place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc., are propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a plantation of young trees

  5. Nursery(noun)

    the place where anything is fostered and growth promoted

  6. Nursery(noun)

    that which forms and educates; as, commerce is the nursery of seamen

  7. Nursery(noun)

    that which is nursed

  8. Origin: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nursery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2553

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nursery' in Nouns Frequency: #1774

How to pronounce nursery?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say nursery in sign language?

  1. nursery

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nursery in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nursery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of nursery in a Sentence

  1. Prince Otto:

    Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery.

  2. William Makepeace Thackeray:

    Life is the soul's nursery--Its training place for the destinies of eternity.

  3. Clare Boothe Luce:

    A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside, it is more often his nursery.

  4. Bill Gross:

    It has been a nursery rhyme experience for sure, but more than likely without a fairy tale ending.

  5. Brigid Brophy:

    I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals.

Images & Illustrations of nursery

  1. nurserynurserynurserynurserynursery

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nursery#1#6724#10000

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