What does nurture mean?

Definitions for nurture
ˈnɜr tʃərnur·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raising, rearing, nurture(noun)

    the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

  2. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing(verb)

    helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

    "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

  3. foster, nurture(verb)

    help develop, help grow

    "nurture his talents"

  4. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent(verb)

    bring up

    "raise a family"; "bring up children"

  5. nourish, nurture, sustain(verb)

    provide with nourishment

    "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

Wiktionary

  1. nurture(Noun)

    The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.

    Etymology: From norture, noriture, from norriture, norreture, from nutritura, from nutrire.

  2. nurture(Noun)

    That which nourishes; food; diet.

    Etymology: From norture, noriture, from norriture, norreture, from nutritura, from nutrire.

  3. nurture(Noun)

    The environmental influences that contribute to the development of an individual; see also nature.

    Etymology: From norture, noriture, from norriture, norreture, from nutritura, from nutrire.

  4. nurture(Verb)

    to nourish or nurse

    Etymology: From norture, noriture, from norriture, norreture, from nutritura, from nutrire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nurture(noun)

    the act of nourishing or nursing; thender care; education; training

    Etymology: [OE. norture, noriture, OF. norriture, norreture, F. nourriture, fr. L. nutritura a nursing, suckling. See Nourish.]

  2. Nurture(noun)

    that which nourishes; food; diet

    Etymology: [OE. norture, noriture, OF. norriture, norreture, F. nourriture, fr. L. nutritura a nursing, suckling. See Nourish.]

  3. Nurture(verb)

    to feed; to nourish

    Etymology: [OE. norture, noriture, OF. norriture, norreture, F. nourriture, fr. L. nutritura a nursing, suckling. See Nourish.]

  4. Nurture(verb)

    to educate; to bring or train up

    Etymology: [OE. norture, noriture, OF. norriture, norreture, F. nourriture, fr. L. nutritura a nursing, suckling. See Nourish.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nurture

    nurt′ūr, n. act of nursing or nourishing: nourishment: education: instruction.—v.t. to nourish: to bring up: to educate.—n. Nurt′urer. [O. Fr. noriture (Fr. nourriture)—Low L. nutritura—L. nutrīre, to nourish.]

Editors Contribution

  1. nurture

    To support with love and understanding.

    They always chose to nurture their children, ensuring they listened, had lots of fun together and knew that discussion really had its place at their kitchen table so every voice is heard.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nurture in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nurture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of nurture in a Sentence

  1. Tulsi Gabbard:

    If we cannot work together through the regular order to keep the government funded and functioning then we should put our salaries to good use supporting causes that help people and nurture the communities who need it most, i intend to donate the salary I earn during the period that the government is shut down to charity.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    Most people suffer in life because they ruin and sacrifice a certain beautiful today, for a hope of an uncertain glorious tomorrow. If today you destroy a potential seed, how will it flower tomorrow sow and nurture all the seeds today and MickeyMize your life! Share this with as many for a fragrant world.

  3. Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus:

    I would speculate that it is an effect that lasts, the brain develops rapidly from zero to six years of age, and the more exposure, the more you enrich and nurture these brain networks that are related to social and academic ability, the more the kid will gain the future.

  4. Business Minister Shriti Vadera:

    I love the Britain that can nurture immigrants like me and make them its own.

  5. Daron Shaw:

    There is some evidence here that President Trump is starting to realize some of the political benefits of robust economic growth, but the connection is tenuous now and the White House would be wise to carefully nurture it in advance of the November elections.

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