noun see foster II

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  • Fosterer — Fos ter*er, n. One who, or that which, fosters. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fosterer — foster ► VERB 1) promote the development of. 2) bring up (a child that is not one s own by birth). 3) Brit. assign (a child) to be fostered. DERIVATIVES fosterage noun fosterer noun. ORIGIN Old English, «feed, nourish»; related to …   English terms dictionary

  • fosterer — noun One who fosters; one who is somehow designated to care for and nurture someone …   Wiktionary

  • fosterer — n. encourager, nurturer, person that cares for others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fosterer — 1) forester 2) reforest …   Anagrams dictionary

  • fosterer — fos·ter·er …   English syllables

  • fosterer — tərə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English fostrere, from fostren to foster + ere er 1. : one that fosters 2. archaic : a foster brother …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster — fosterer, n. fosteringly, adv. /faw steuhr, fos teuhr/, v.t. 1. to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage: to foster new ideas. 2. to bring up, raise, or rear, as a foster child. 3. to care for or cherish. 4. Brit. to place (a… …   Universalium

  • Fosterage — Fosterage, the practice of a family bringing up a child not their own, differs from adoption in that the child s genetic parents, not the foster parents, remain the acknowledged parents. In many modern western societies foster care can be… …   Wikipedia

  • Thorfinn Sigurdsson — (1009? ndash; c1064?), called Thorfinn the Mighty [cite book | last = Magnusson | first = Magnus| title =Scotland:The Story of a Nation| publisher = Harper Collins | date =2000 | page =733 | isbn =135798642 ] , was Earl of Orkney. One of four… …   Wikipedia

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