Definitions for nurture
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nurture.
raising, rearing, nurturenoun
the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringingverb
helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
"they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
help develop, help grow
"nurture his talents"
rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parentverb
"raise a family"; "bring up children"
nourish, nurture, sustainverb
provide with nourishment
"We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.
That which nourishes; food; diet.
The environmental influences that contribute to the development of an individual; see also nature.
to nourish or nurse
Etymology: From norture, noriture, from norriture, norreture, from nutritura, from nutrire.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: contracted from nourriture, French.
For this did th’ angel twice descend?
Ordain’d thy nurture holy, as of a plant
Select and sacred. John Milton, Agonistes.
She should take order for bringing up of wards in good nurture, not suffer them to come into bad hands. Edmund Spenser.
The thorny point
Of bare distress, hath ta’en from me the shew
Of smooth civility; yet am I inland bred,
And know some nurture. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
Etymology: from the noun.
Thou broughtest it up with thy righteousness, and nurturedst it in thy law, and reformedst it with thy judgment. 2 Esdr. viii. 12.
He was nurtured where he had been born in his first rudiments, till the years of ten. Henry Wotton.
When an insolent despiser of discipline, nurtured into impudence, shall appear before a church governour, severity and resolution are that governour’s virtues. South.
They suppose mother earth to be a great animal, and to have nurtured up her young offspring with a conscious tenderness. Richard Bentley, Serm.
the act of nourishing or nursing; thender care; education; training
that which nourishes; food; diet
to feed; to nourish
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
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.]
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
The numerical value of nurture in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of nurture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
We nurture children so they can fly and be set free and be the citizens for a new world, a new generation, parents are dragging these children intellectually, emotionally back to their era, and I think, culturally, it's really a disservice.
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.
We should study it because we hunger for knowledge and understanding. Grand undertakings like this nurture our spirit.
Strangely enough, it looks fragile somehow, you want to take care of it. You want to nurture it. You want to be good to it. All the beauty, it was wonderful, it was tiny, it's our home, everything I knew, but fragile, strange.
Nurture an appetite for being puzzled, for being confused, indeed for being openly stupid, and that - despite what you may think - is very difficult...We all know the cliche' that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. It is also true that a lot of knowledge can be a dangerous thing as well...use your ignorance as well as your knowledge for creative means.
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- تربيه, تنشئةArabic
- výchova, výživaCzech
- fördern, voranbringen, Umhegen, Umsorgen, Päppeln, hegen und pflegenGerman
- ανατροφή, διατροφή, τροφή, διατρέφω, τρέφω, γαλούχησηGreek
- crianza, nutrir, cuidado, levantamiento, desarollamiento, criar, ternura, alimentoSpanish
- kasvatus, hoitaa, ravinto, vaalia, kasvattaa, hoitoFinnish
- nourrir, alimenter, favoriserFrench
- 育成, 育成するJapanese
- cultivare, creștere, educareRomanian
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