garden

noun
gar·​den | \ ˈgär-dᵊn How to pronounce garden (audio) \

Definition of garden

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a plot of ground where herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables are cultivated
b : a rich well-cultivated region
c : a container (such as a window box) planted with usually a variety of small plants
2a : a public recreation area or park usually ornamented with plants and trees a botanical garden
b : an open-air eating or drinking place
c : a large hall for public entertainment

garden

verb
gardened; gardening\ ˈgär-​də-​niŋ How to pronounce gardening (audio) , ˈgärd-​niŋ \

Definition of garden (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to lay out or work in a garden

transitive verb

1 : to make into a garden
2 : to ornament with gardens

garden

adjective

Definition of garden (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : of, relating to, used in, or frequenting a garden a garden gate a garden hose garden pests
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 : commonly found : garden-variety

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Other Words from garden

Noun

gardenful \ ˈgär-​dᵊn-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce gardenful (audio) \ noun

Verb

gardener \ ˈgär-​də-​nər How to pronounce gardener (audio) , ˈgärd-​nər \ noun

Synonyms for garden

Synonyms: Noun

amphitheater, arena, auditorium, hall, theater (or theatre)

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Examples of garden in a Sentence

Noun

We planted a small garden in our backyard. They were sitting out in the back garden.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Africa Foundation, founded in tandem with andBeyond, works with local communities to help build schools and hospitals, develop local gardens and farms, and set up craft markets and small businesses. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, "Leave the world a better place," 9 July 2019 Every garden item — from flowers and shrubs to benches and arbor — was donated from people and businesses. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Town overcame senseless tragedy. Now, it's vying to be the nation's nicest place," 9 July 2019 The windows will not disturb the beer garden mural. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New bar-restaurants Uncle Buck's and Red Star will take advantage of location next to Fiserv Forum beer garden," 9 July 2019 Noted Seattle architecture firm Olson Kundig designed plans there for a 13,000-square-foot contemporary building with sculpture garden and reflecting pools. Carolyn Jung, SFChronicle.com, "Cyrus in Healdsburg will not reopen, chef-owner Douglas Keane says," 9 July 2019 Nomination forms are available on the garden club’s Facebook page. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Lakewood Summer Meltdown returns for 10th year with music, fun and races: A Place in the Sun," 9 July 2019 Director Willy Vanderperre's Prada campaign incorporates the cinematographic style of an immersive video game, featuring models including Gigi Hadid on a city rooftop, as well as in a science lab and urban garden. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Prada and Moschino Bring 'Frankenstein,' 'Dynasty' to Life in Campaigns," 8 July 2019 Miller recommends allocating half of your garden space for typical summer crops like tomatoes, beans and cucumbers and the other half for cool season crops like kale, scallions, carrots, beets and lettuce. oregonlive.com, "Plant these vegetables now for Oregon’s fall harvest," 8 July 2019 The largest component is an outdoor tropical garden designed as an homage to him. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "This Brazilian artist and landscape architect was bound only by the limits of his imagination," 8 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Her training secret is gardening at her home in Louisiana. Maurice Dubois, CBS News, "103-year-old runner Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins breaks new record," 19 June 2019 The 63-year-old is keen on gardening, eating right and spending time with family at their getaway in the New South Wales Southern Highlands. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Jimmy Barnes Reflects on Making Chart History, Surviving and Living the Good Life," 11 June 2019 Among his hobbies were gardening, hiking and flying. courant.com, "Orcutt Calvin Carle," 6 June 2019 By contrast, bloviating pols, hack journalists and garden-variety academics never stop writing books about Churchill. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "Please, Santa: Not Another Tome About Churchill," 20 Dec. 2018 The fifth in line for the throne smiles in his mother Kate Middleton's arms in the photos, sporting white and baby blue in the Clarence House gardens with the rest of his family. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Looked Exactly Like Prince Louis as a Baby," 14 Nov. 2018 Today, there are staff offices as well as a commissary and showers for the property’s gardening staff. Marian Mcevoy, ELLE Decor, "An Intimate Look Inside Yves Saint Laurent’s Private Marrakech Home," 2 Aug. 2018 My father, who had died 13 years earlier, taught me how to garden. Sandra A. Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "The neighbor who helped us put down roots in a garden," 13 July 2018 Use it as a backdrop for a kitchen or dining room, but balance the hue with subdued woodgrains, leather accents, and even gardening planters with a modern aesthetic. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Sherwin-Williams Reveals Its 2019 Color of the Year—And It's Gorgeous," 12 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Wilma was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, and a member of many social, civic and garden groups. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 2/8," 8 Feb. 2018 Garden categories include vegetables, fruit, flowers and miscellaneous items such as gourds, pumpkins and sunflowers. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 29 Aug. 2017 Garden spaces are available from early May to November. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Rustic and barn wedding sites in Northeast Ohio (photos)," 21 June 2017 Garden club member and garden walk chairperson Marci Stritch said the club has held annual garden walks for about 21 years. Ginger Brashinger, Daily Southtown, "Garden walks aplenty come to the Southland in summer," 21 June 2017 Garden Conservancy Day GLASTONBURY — On Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be four gardens open for viewing in Glastonbury. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 19 June 2017 Garden program Learn about the Gable rhododendrons with garden expert Don Hyatt. Washington Post, "Fairfax County community calendar, May 11-18, 2017," 10 May 2017 Garden staples like spinach and some lettuce, for example, will stop growing the tasty leaves and shoot up a seed spire when the weather gets too hot. Roxie Hammill, kansascity.com, "Adapting gardens to Kansas City’s changing climate," 29 Apr. 2017 Garden experts say to create a tent structure to drape a cover, or use a frost blanket, which is specially made for the job. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Winter storm moves into Denver, Front Range," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of garden

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

circa 1558, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for garden

Noun

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 -ine entry 1), originally in Gallo-Romance *hortus gardīnus "enclosed garden" — more at yard entry 1

Verb

derivative of garden entry 1

Adjective

Middle English gardyn, attributive use of gardyn garden entry 1

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garden

noun

English Language Learners Definition of garden

 (Entry 1 of 2)

US : an area of ground where plants (such as flowers or vegetables) are grown
: a public area with many plants and trees
US : a large stadium or building for sports or entertainment

garden

verb

English Language Learners Definition of garden (Entry 2 of 2)

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

garden

noun
gar·​den | \ ˈgär-dᵊn How to pronounce garden (audio) \

Kids Definition of garden

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a piece of ground in which fruits, flowers, or vegetables are grown
2 : a public area for the showing of plants a botanical garden

garden

verb
gardened; gardening

Kids Definition of garden (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make or work in a garden

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