What does nursery mean?

Definitions for nursery
ˈnɜr sə rinurs·e·ry

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nursery, baby's roomnoun

    a child's room for a baby

  2. greenhouse, nursery, glasshousenoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Nurserynoun

    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.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

Wiktionary

  1. nurserynoun

    The act of nursing.

    Etymology: nurse + -ery

  2. nurserynoun

    A place where nursing is carried on; as:

    Etymology: nurse + -ery

  3. nurserynoun

    That which forms and educates.

    Commerce is the nursery of seamen.

    Etymology: nurse + -ery

  4. nurserynoun

    That which is nursed.

    Etymology: nurse + -ery

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nurserynoun

    the act of nursing

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  2. Nurserynoun

    the place where nursing is carried on

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  3. Nurserynoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  4. Nurserynoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  5. Nurserynoun

    the place where anything is fostered and growth promoted

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  6. Nurserynoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  7. Nurserynoun

    that which is nursed

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Nursery

    A place where plants, seeds and cultivar are created and managed.

    The nursery was beautiful to visit and see the colors and beauty of nature in bloom.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020  
  2. nursery

    A room within a house, property or form of housing for a baby or child.

    The baby's nursery is beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020  
  3. nursery

    A type of business and service created and designed to provide a variety of cultivar, plants, shrubs, seeds, vine, hedges and trees with management and employees with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, skills, training and qualifications to provide the service.

    The local nursery grows a variety of cultivar, plants, seeds, trees etc. which contributes to the growth of our food.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  
  4. nursery

    A type of nationalized public preschool education service created and designed to provide a variety of services for children with the accurate and specific ability, experience, management, employees, knowledge, skills, training and qualifications to provide the service responsibly.

    The nursery employees are so kind and supportive, they really enjoy playing and spending time with the children.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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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
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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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. Alan Watts:

    But when no risk is taken there is no freedom. It is thus that, in an industrial society, the plethora of laws made for our personal safety convert the land into a nursery, and policemen hired to protect us become selfserving busybodies.

  2. Clare Boothe Luce:

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

  3. Alyssa Russomondo:

    The first time he slept through the night, I just remember waking up on my own and going into his nursery to find him still asleep. It was a really weird feeling actually, like I had slept through something and why wasn’t he up yet?

  4. Susan Morley:

    These nursery rhymes prepare children for language, they're fun and they create a world-to-lyric connection, where kids can recognize real-life themes like family.

  5. Phyllis McGinley:

    Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shop-talk of the scientist, and the consolation of the housewife, wit, tycoon and intellectual. It begins in the nursery and ends when speech is past.

Images & Illustrations of nursery

  1. nurserynurserynurserynurserynursery

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