day care

noun
variants: or less commonly daycare or day-care
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of day care

1 : supervision of and care for children or physically or mentally disabled adults that is provided during the day by a person or organization often used before another noun
  • a day care center
  • day care workers
  • day-care facilities
2 : a program, facility, or organization offering day care
  • a child enrolled in day care

Examples of day care in a Sentence

  1. She left work early to pick up her son from day care.

Recent Examples of day care from the Web

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First Known Use of day care

1898


DAY CARE Defined for English Language Learners

day care

noun

Definition of day care for English Language Learners

  • : a place, program, or organization that takes care of children or sick adults during the day usually while their family members are at work


DAY CARE Defined for Kids

day care

noun

Definition of day care for Students

: a program in which or a place where care is provided during the day for young children

Learn More about day care

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of day care


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