nursery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 14th century 1. obsolete attentive care ; fosterage 2. a. a child's bedroom b. a place where children are temporarily cared for in their parents' absence c. day nursery 3. a. something that fosters, develops, or promotes b. a place in which persons are trained or educated 4. an area where plants are grown for transplanting, for use as stocks for budding and grafting, or for sale 5. a place where young animals grow or are cared for

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  • nursery — [ nɶrsəri ] n. f. • 1833 n. m.; mot angl.; de nurse ♦ Pièce réservée aux enfants. La nursery d un hôpital. ⇒ pouponnière. Des nurserys ou des nurseries. ● nursery, nurseries ou nurserys nom féminin (anglais nursery) Chambre (ou groupe de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Nursery — can refer to: Childcare Nursery (room), a room within the house designed for the care of a young child or children Nursery school, a daycare facility for preschool age children Prison nursery, for imprisoned mothers with their young children… …   Wikipedia

  • Nursery — Nurs er*y, n.; pl. {Nurseries}. [Cf. F. nourricerie.] 1. The act of nursing. [Obs.] Her kind nursery. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The place where nursing is carried on; as: (a) The place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nursery — ► NOUN (pl. nurseries) 1) a room in a house for the special use of young children. 2) (also day nursery) a nursery school. 3) a place where young plants and trees are grown for sale or for planting elsewhere …   English terms dictionary

  • nursery — [nʉr′sə rē, nʉrs′rē] n. pl. nurseries [ME norcery: see NURSE] 1. a) an infant s bedroom b) a room or apartment in a home, set apart for the children as a playroom, study, dining room, etc. 2. a place where parents may temporarily leave children… …   English World dictionary

  • nursery — (n.) c.1400, breeding, nursing, from O.Fr. norture, norreture food, nourishment; education, training, from L.L. nutritia a nursing, suckling, from L. nutrire to nourish, suckle (see NOURISH (Cf. nourish)). Meaning place or room for infants and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nursery — → nurse, 2 …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • nursery — /ˈnursəri, ingl. ˈnYːsrɪ/ [vc. ingl., deriv. da nurse] s. f. inv. nido d infanzia, asilo nido, asilo, pouponnière (fr.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • nursery — sustantivo femenino 1. Origen: Uruguay. Lugar donde se atiende a los bebés recién nacidos en las clínicas y en los hospitales …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • nursery — [[t]nɜ͟ː(r)səri[/t]] nurseries 1) N COUNT: also at/from/to N A nursery is a place where children who are not old enough to go to school are looked after. → See also day nursery This nursery will be able to cater for 29 children... Her company ran …   English dictionary

  • nursery */*/ — UK [ˈnɜː(r)s(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈnɜrs(ə)rɪ] noun [countable] Word forms nursery : singular nursery plural nurseries 1) a) a nursery school She goes to nursery every day now. b) [only before noun] relating to a nursery school a nursery teacher nursery… …   English dictionary

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