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garden

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noun gar·den \ˈgär-dən\

Definition of garden

  1. 1a :  a plot of ground where herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables are cultivatedb :  a rich well-cultivated regionc :  a container (such as a window box) planted with usually a variety of small plants

  2. 2a :  a public recreation area or park usually ornamented with plants and trees a botanical gardenb :  an open-air eating or drinking placec :  a large hall for public entertainment

gardenful

play \ˈgär-dən-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of garden in a Sentence

  1. We planted a small garden in our backyard.

  2. They were sitting out in the back garden.

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Origin and Etymology of garden

Middle English gardyn, borrowed from Anglo-French gardyn, gardeyn, jardin, from Old French jart, (Picard and French Flanders) gart “garden” (going back to Old Low Franconian *garda- “enclosure, fence” going back to Germanic *garda-, whence Old Saxon gard “field, ground, house,” Old High German gart “enclosure,” Old English geard “fence, enclosure”) + -in, probably adjective suffix (going back to Latin -īnus 1-ine), originally in Gallo-Romance *hortus gardīnus “enclosed garden” — more at 1yard

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garden

verb gar·den

Definition of garden

gardened

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gardening

play \ˈgär-də-niŋ, ˈgärd-niŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to lay out or work in a garden

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to make into a garden

  5. 2 :  to ornament with gardens

gardener

play \ˈgär-də-nər, ˈgärd-nər\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of garden

derivative of 1garden

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garden

adjective gar·den

Definition of garden

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, used in, or frequenting a garden a garden gate a garden hose garden pests

  2. 2 :  of a kind typically grown in gardens garden phlox; also :  suitable for growth in an outdoor garden especially due to hardiness garden chrysanthemums

  3. 3 :  commonly found :  garden-variety

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Origin and Etymology of garden

Middle English gardyn, attributive use of gardyn 1garden

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GARDEN Defined for English Language Learners

garden

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noun

Definition of garden for English Language Learners

  • : an area of ground where plants (such as flowers or vegetables) are grown

  • : a public area with many plants and trees

  • : a large stadium or building for sports or entertainment

garden

verb

Definition of garden for English Language Learners

  • : to work in a garden : to take care of the plants in a garden


GARDEN Defined for Kids

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garden

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noun gar·den \ˈgär-dən\

Definition of garden for Students

  1. 1 :  a piece of ground in which fruits, flowers, or vegetables are grown

  2. 2 :  a public area for the showing of plants a botanical garden


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garden

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verb gar·den

Definition of garden for Students

gardened

;

gardening

  1. :  to make or work in a garden



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