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. Brandon A. Trean:

    Remember without self, there can be no selfless acts. Take care, nurture and challenge your self so you can expand the act of selfless action.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    When I was Secretary of State, President Obama and I worked with Aung San Suu Kyi and others on the ground in Burma to nurture flickers of progress into a real opening, as President, I will ensure that the United States continues to stand with them and with everyone around the world who seeks liberty and dignity.

  3. Lee C. Bollinger:

    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.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Nurture your mind with great thoughts to believe in the heroic makes heroes.

  5. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Nurture your mind with great thoughts, For you will never go any higher that you think...

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