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nursery

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noun nurs·ery \ˈnərs-rē, ˈnər-sə-\

Simple Definition of nursery

  • : the room where a baby sleeps

  • : the room in a hospital where new babies are kept and cared for by nurses

  • : a room where children sleep, play, and are sometimes taught

Full Definition of nursery

plural nurs·er·ies

  1. 1 obsolete :  attentive care :  fosterage

  2. 2 a :  a child's bedroom b :  a place where children are temporarily cared for in their parents' absence c :  day nursery

  3. 3 a :  something that fosters, develops, or promotes b :  a place in which persons are trained or educated

  4. 4 :  an area where plants are grown for transplanting, for use as stocks for budding and grafting, or for sale

  5. 5 :  a place where young animals grow or are cared for

Examples of nursery

  1. She still needs to decorate the nursery before the baby comes.

  2. We get our flowers from a local nursery.



14th Century

First Known Use of nursery

14th century

Rhymes with nursery


Medical Dictionary

nursery

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noun nurs·ery \ˈnərs-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of nursery

plural nurs·er·ies

  1. :  the department of a hospital where newborn infants are cared for






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