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
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
Examples of nursery
She still needs to decorate the nursery before the baby comes.
We get our flowers from a local nursery.
First Known Use of nursery
NURSERY Defined for Kids
Definition of nursery
1 : the room where a baby sleeps
2 : a place where small children are temporarily cared for in their parent's absence
3 : a place where plants (as trees or shrubs) are grown and usually sold
Medical Definition of nursery
: the department of a hospital where newborn infants are cared for
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