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.
nursery, baby's roomnoun
a child's room for a baby
greenhouse, nursery, glasshousenoun
a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
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.
The act of nursing.
A place where nursing is carried on; as:
That which forms and educates.
Commerce is the nursery of seamen.
That which is nursed.
Etymology: nurse + -ery
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
the act of nursing
the place where nursing is carried on
the place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children
a place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc., are propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a plantation of young trees
the place where anything is fostered and growth promoted
that which forms and educates; as, commerce is the nursery of seamen
that which is nursed
Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]
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
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
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
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
The nursery symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the nursery symbol and its characteristic.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nursery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2553
Rank popularity for the word 'nursery' in Nouns Frequency: #1774
The numerical value of nursery in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of nursery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of nursery in a Sentence
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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Translations for nursery
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- Kinderzimmer, Gärtnerei, Baumschule, Kinderstube, KindergartenGerman
- vivero, semillero, criaderoSpanish
- pépinière, crèche, pouponnièreFrench
- seòmar-àraich, ionad-àraichScottish Gaelic
- ymmyr viljynManx
- 苗圃, 保育園Japanese
- kleuterschool, peuterspeelzaal, verzorgenDutch
- berçário, crechePortuguese
- я́сли, де́тская, пито́мник, расса́дник, де́тская ко́мната, де́тский садRussian
- dabridöp, planidabridöp, pulacemVolapük
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