Definition of Nursery

1. Noun. A child's room for a baby.

Exact synonyms: Baby's Room
Generic synonyms: Child's Room
Specialized synonyms: Day Care Center, Day Nursery
Derivative terms: Nurse

2. Noun. A building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions.
Exact synonyms: Glasshouse, Greenhouse
Generic synonyms: Building, Edifice
Specialized synonyms: Conservatory, Hothouse, Indoor Garden, Orangery

Definition of Nursery

1. n. The act of nursing.

Definition of Nursery

1. Noun. (obsolete) The act of nursing. ¹

2. Noun. A place where nursing is carried on; as: ¹

3. Noun. That which forms and educates. ¹

4. Noun. (rare) That which is nursed. ¹

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Definition of Nursery

1. a room for young children [n -ERIES]

Medical Definition of Nursery

1. Origin: Cf. F. Nourricerie. 1. The act of nursing. "Her kind nursery." 2. The place where nursing is carried on; as: The place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children. A place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc, are propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a plantation of young trees. The place where anything is fostered and growth promoted. "Fair Padua, nursery of arts." "Christian families are the nurseries of the church on earth, as she is the nursery of the church in heaven." (J. M. Mason) That which forms and educates; as, commerce is the nursery of seamen. 3. That which is nursed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nursery

nursemaid's elbow
nursery (current term)
nursery rhyme
nursery rhymes
nursery school
nursery schools
nursery web spider
nursery web spiders
nurses' aides

Literary usage of Nursery

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1. 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.) (1892)
"The real aim of the nursery, as I understand it, is to furnish a home through the day for such children as would otherwise be without one, ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1884)
"To make the Sunday-school the nursery of the church in reality, as well as in name, is the goal to which all organized efforts ift that direction should ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The inspector or his deputies shall at least once each year inspect all nurseries and other places in which nursery stock is kept for sale in the state. ..."

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