Nourish

  • 1 Nourish — Nour ish (n[u^]r [i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nourished} (n[u^]r [i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Nourishing}.] [OE. norisen, norischen, OF. nurir, nurrir, norir, F. nourrir, fr. L. nutrire. Cf. {Nurse}, {Nutriment}, and see { ish}.] [1913 Webster] 1 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Nourish — Nour ish, v. i. 1. To promote growth; to furnish nutriment. [1913 Webster] Grains and roots nourish more than their leaves. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To gain nourishment. [R.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Nourish — Nour ish, n. A nurse. [Obs.] Hoolland. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 nourish — index abet, bear (support), cultivate, foster, maintain (sustain), nurture, preserve …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 nourish — (v.) late 13c., to bring up, nurture (a child, a feeling, etc.), from O.Fr. norriss , stem of norrir raise, bring up, nurture, foster; maintain, provide for (12c., Mod.Fr. nourrir), from L. nutrire to feed, nurse, foster, support, preserve, from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 nourish — *feed, pasture, graze Analogous words: *nurse, nurture, foster, cultivate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 nourish — [v] feed, care for attend, cherish, comfort, cultivate, encourage, foster, furnish, maintain, nurse, nurture, promote, provide, supply, support, sustain, tend; concepts 140,295 Ant. abandon, deprive, neglect, starve …

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  • 8 nourish — ► VERB 1) provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth and health. 2) keep (a feeling or belief) in one s mind for a long time. ORIGIN Old French norir, from Latin nutrire …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 nourish — [nʉr′ish] vt. [ME norischen < OFr extended stem of norrir < L nutrire: see NURSE] 1. to feed or sustain (any plant or animal) with substances necessary to life and growth 2. to foster; develop; promote (a feeling, attitude, habit, etc.)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 nourish — [[t]nʌ̱rɪʃ, AM nɜ͟ːrɪʃ[/t]] nourishes, nourishing, nourished 1) VERB To nourish a person, animal, or plant means to provide them with the food that is necessary for life, growth, and good health. [V n] The food she eats nourishes both her and the …

    English dictionary

  • 11 nourish — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English nurishen, from Anglo French nuriss , stem of nurrir, norrir, from Latin nutrire to suckle, nourish; akin to Greek nan to flow, noteros damp, Sanskrit snauti it drips Date: 14th century 1. nurture, rear 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 nourish — UK [ˈnʌrɪʃ] / US [ˈnɜrɪʃ] verb [transitive] Word forms nourish : present tense I/you/we/they nourish he/she/it nourishes present participle nourishing past tense nourished past participle nourished 1) to give a person, animal, or plant the food… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 nourish — nourishable, adj. nourisher, n. /nerr ish, nur /, v.t. 1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth. 2. to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc.: He had long nourished the dream of living abroad. 3 …

    Universalium

  • 14 nourish — nour|ish [ˈnʌrıʃ US ˈnə:rıʃ, ˈnʌ ] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: norrir, from Latin nutrire; NUTRIENT] 1.) to give a person or other living thing the food and other substances they need in order to live, grow, and stay healthy ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 nourish — nour•ish [[t]ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr [/t]] v. t. 1) to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth 2) to cherish; keep alive: to nourish a hope[/ex] 3) to strengthen or promote; foster: to nourish the… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 nourish — verb PHRASES ▪ properly nourished, well nourished ▪ Patients recover quickly if they are well nourished. Nourish is used with these nouns as the object: ↑skin …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 nourish — nour|ish [ nɜrıʃ ] verb transitive 1. ) to give a person, animal, or plant the food and care they need to live, grow, and be healthy: healthy well nourished children 2. ) to support or encourage the development of an idea, feeling, ability, etc …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 nourish — verb 1) patients must be well nourished Syn: feed, provide for, sustain, maintain 2) we nourish the talents of children Syn: encourage, promote, foster, nurture, cultivate, stimulate, boost …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 nourish — verb 1) patients must be well nourished Syn: feed, sustain, provide for, maintain 2) we nourish the talents of children Syn: encourage, promote, foster, nurture, cultivate, boost, s …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 nourish — verb a) To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment. b) To support; to maintain. See Also: nurse, nutriment, nutr …

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