What does nurture mean?

Definitions for nurture
ˈnɜr tʃərnur·ture

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. raising, rearing, nurturenoun

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

  2. 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"

  3. foster, nurtureverb

    help develop, help grow

    "nurture his talents"

  4. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parentverb

    bring up

    "raise a family"; "bring up children"

  5. nourish, nurture, sustainverb

    provide with nourishment

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

Wiktionary

  1. nurturenoun

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

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

  2. nurturenoun

    That which nourishes; food; diet.

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

  3. nurturenoun

    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. nurtureverb

    to nourish or nurse

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nurturenoun

    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. Nurturenoun

    that which nourishes; food; diet

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

  3. Nurtureverb

    to feed; to nourish

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

  4. Nurtureverb

    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. Hirokazu Ouchi:

    Companies will hire someone for two to three years, but they have no intention of investing the time or the money to nurture that employee.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    All self-help authors are like babysitters. Because they have to lead and nurture us until we are mentally fit to accomplish anything in life.

  3. Marc Rayman:

    We should study it because we hunger for knowledge and understanding. Grand undertakings like this nurture our spirit.

  4. 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.

  5. Erica Jong:

    Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to nurture it in solitude and to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.

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