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, 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"


  1. nurture(Noun)

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

  2. nurture(Noun)

    That which nourishes; food; diet.

  3. nurture(Noun)

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

  4. nurture(Verb)

    to nourish or nurse

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Nurture(noun)

    that which nourishes; food; diet

  3. Nurture(verb)

    to feed; to nourish

  4. Nurture(verb)

    to educate; to bring or train up

  5. Origin: [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.]

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  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. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Nurture your mind with great thoughts.

  2. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Never seek what you are not, but nurture what you are.

  3. Benjamin Disraeli:

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

  4. Business Minister Shriti Vadera:

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

  5. Benjamin Disraeli:

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

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Translations for nurture

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  • تنشئة, تربيهArabic
  • výživa, výchovaCzech
  • fördern, hegen und pflegen, Päppeln, Umsorgen, Umhegen, voranbringenGerman
  • διατροφή, τροφή, διατρέφω, γαλούχηση, τρέφω, ανατροφήGreek
  • crianza, ternura, nutrir, alimento, criar, desarollamiento, cuidado, levantamientoSpanish
  • hoitaa, kasvatus, hoito, kasvattaa, ravinto, vaaliaFinnish
  • alimenter, favoriser, nourrirFrench
  • oiliúintIrish
  • पालन-पोषणHindi
  • memeliharaIndonesian
  • nutrireItalian
  • 育成, 育成するJapanese
  • koesterenDutch
  • cultivare, creștere, educareRomanian
  • brigaSerbo-Croatian
  • зроститиUkrainian
  • nurtureYiddish

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