Nursling Nurs"ling, n. [Nurse + -ling.] One who, or that which, is nursed; an infant; a fondling. [1913 Webster]

I was his nursling once, and choice delight. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • nursling — index infant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nursling — (n.) also nurseling, object of a nurse s care, 1550s, from NURSE (Cf. nurse) (v.) + LING (Cf. ling) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nursling — is the preferred spelling, not nurseling …   Modern English usage

  • nursling — [nʉrs′liŋ] n. 1. a young baby still being nursed 2. anything that is being carefully tended or cared for: Also nurseling …   English World dictionary

  • Nursling — Coordinates: 50°56′42″N 1°28′22″W / 50.944945°N 1.4726897°W / 50.944945; 1.4726897 …   Wikipedia

  • nursling — noun Date: 1557 1. one that is solicitously cared for 2. a nursing child …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nursling — /nerrs ling/, n. 1. an infant, child, or young animal being nursed or being cared for by a nurse. 2. any person or thing under fostering care, influences, or conditions. Also, nurseling. [1550 60; NURSE + LING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • nursling — noun A young child or animal being nursed …   Wiktionary

  • nursling — nurs·ling nər sliŋ n a nursing child …   Medical dictionary

  • nursling — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A very young child: babe, baby, bambino, infant, neonate, newborn. Idiom: bundle of joy. See KIN, YOUTH …   English dictionary for students

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