What does nursery mean?

Definitions for nursery
ˈnɜr sə rinurs·e·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

Wiktionary

  1. nurserynoun

    The act of nursing.

  2. nurserynoun

    A place where nursing is carried on; as:

  3. nurserynoun

    That which forms and educates.

    Commerce is the nursery of seamen.

  4. nurserynoun

    That which is nursed.

  5. Etymology: nurse + -ery

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nurserynoun

    Etymology: from nurse.

    I lov’d her most, and thought to set my rest
    On her kind nursery. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    She went forth among her fruits and flow’rs,
    To visit how they prosper’d, bud and bloom
    Her nursery: they at her coming sprung,
    And touch’d by her fair tendance gladlier grew. John Milton.

    Your nursery of stocks ought to be in a more barren ground than the ground is whereunto you remove them. Francis Bacon.

    My paper is a kind of nursery for authors, and some who have made a good figure here, will hereafter flourish under their own names. Joseph Addison, Guard.

    I’ th’ swathing cloaths, the other from their nursery
    Were stol’n. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    You see before you the spectacle of a Plantagenet, who hath been carried from the nursery to the sanctuary, from the sanctuary to the direful prison, from the prison to the hand of the cruel tormentor, and from that hand to the wide wilderness; for so the world hath been to me. Francis Bacon.

    Forthwith the devil did appear,
    Not in the shape in which he plies
    At miss’s elbow when she lies;
    Or stands before the nurs’ry doors,
    To take the naughty boy that roars. Matthew Prior.

    They have public nurseries, where all parents are obliged to send their infants to be educated. Gull. Trav.

    This keeping of cows is of itself a very idle life, and a fit nursery for a thief. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    To see fair Padua, nursery of arts,
    I am arriv’d from fruitful Lombardy. William Shakespeare.

    A luxurious court is the nursery of diseases; it breeds them, it encourages, nourishes, and entertains them. Roger L'Estrange.

    A nursery erects its head,
    Where queens are form’d and future heroes bred;
    Where unfledg’d actors learn to laugh and cry. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. nursery

    A nursery is a place where young children or babies are cared for during the day, often while their parents are at work. It can also refer to a room in the home designed for the care of a young child. In horticulture, a nursery refers to a place where plants and trees are grown, usually for sale or transplantation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nurserynoun

    the act of nursing

  2. Nurserynoun

    the place where nursing is carried on

  3. Nurserynoun

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

  4. Nurserynoun

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

  5. Nurserynoun

    the place where anything is fostered and growth promoted

  6. Nurserynoun

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

  7. Nurserynoun

    that which is nursed

  8. 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

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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. Michelle Noehren:

    In my opinion, this trend away from nurseries is extremely disturbing and is doing a huge disservice to women, it's like we're forgetting that women's bodies experience so much during birth. God forbid we need a little rest to recuperate. There is nothing, I repeat nothing, wrong with asking for your baby to be taken to the nursery so that you can rest while you're still in the hospital. Moms should not be shamed or judged for expressing their needs.

  2. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery He has not been broken in two by time he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul, but his life.

  3. Bill Gross:

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

  4. Neal Carter:

    It takes two years to build a nursery and another two years to get fruit, we're saying 20 acres of trees in the ground this spring will produce a small amount of fruit by fall 2016.

  5. John Burt:

    Coral reefs are home to a quarter of all marine species and support fisheries by providing foraging habitats for adult fish and nursery habitats for juveniles, so they're really important biologically and economically.

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