Definition of Creche

1. Noun. A hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for.

Exact synonyms: Foundling Hospital
Generic synonyms: Hospital, Infirmary



2. Noun. A representation of Christ's nativity in the stable at Bethlehem.
Generic synonyms: Representation

Definition of Creche

1. Noun. (alternative form of crèche) ¹

2. Noun. A representation of the Nativity scene. ¹

3. Noun. A hospital for orphaned infants; a foundling hospital. ¹

4. Noun. A day nursery. ¹

5. Noun. (marine biology) A group of young who stay together for protection. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Creche

1. a day nursery [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Creche

creaturedom
creaturehood
creaturehoods
creatureless
creaturelike
creatureliness
creaturely
creatures
creatureship
creaturize
creaturized
creaturizes
creaturizing
creaze
crebrous
creche (current term)
creches
cred
credal
credence
credenced
credences
credencing
credenda
credendum
credent
credential
credentialed
credentialing
credentialism

Literary usage of Creche

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1. Animal Parasites and Messmates by Beneden (Pierre Joseph) (1876)
"A CERTAIN number of parasites establish themselves at first in an animal which serves as a creche, then in a second which serves as a lying-in hospital. ..."

2. Charities of France in 1866: An Account of Some of the Principal Existing by William Richards Lawrence (1867)
"[3HE creche is an establishment for the reception of infants, where they are cared ... The first creche in France was founded about fifty years ago by the ..."

3. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1886)
"THE FITCH creche AND THE LABOR BUREAU OF THE CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY OF BUFFALO. BY NATHANIEL S. ROSENAU. A short time ago, a newspaper of Buffalo ..."

4. Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"... lestum Saint Michaelis qualibet die. A festo vero Saint Michaelis usque ad festum Saint Martini lac dulee secunda die. Vas vero quod creche nuncupatur 7 ..."

5. The House of the Good Neighbor by Esther Pohl Lovejoy (1919)
"CHAPTER X THE CHRISTENING OF A creche IN anticipation of the French law requiring manufacturers to provide creches (nurseries) for the young children of ..."

6. A Handbok of Charity Organization by Stephen Humphreys Villiers Gurteen (1882)
"THE creche. and which the police can tell you are no better than was ... THE creche. It is a remarkable fact that throughout the whole range of the poetry ..."

7. Animal Parasites and Messmates by Beneden (Pierre Joseph) (1876)
"A CERTAIN number of parasites establish themselves at first in an animal which serves as a creche, then in a second which serves as a lying-in hospital. ..."

8. Charities of France in 1866: An Account of Some of the Principal Existing by William Richards Lawrence (1867)
"[3HE creche is an establishment for the reception of infants, where they are cared ... The first creche in France was founded about fifty years ago by the ..."

9. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1886)
"THE FITCH creche AND THE LABOR BUREAU OF THE CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY OF BUFFALO. BY NATHANIEL S. ROSENAU. A short time ago, a newspaper of Buffalo ..."

10. Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"... lestum Saint Michaelis qualibet die. A festo vero Saint Michaelis usque ad festum Saint Martini lac dulee secunda die. Vas vero quod creche nuncupatur 7 ..."

11. The House of the Good Neighbor by Esther Pohl Lovejoy (1919)
"CHAPTER X THE CHRISTENING OF A creche IN anticipation of the French law requiring manufacturers to provide creches (nurseries) for the young children of ..."

12. A Handbok of Charity Organization by Stephen Humphreys Villiers Gurteen (1882)
"THE creche. and which the police can tell you are no better than was ... THE creche. It is a remarkable fact that throughout the whole range of the poetry ..."

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