kindergarten

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noun kin·der·gar·ten \ˈkin-də(r)-ˌgär-tən, -dən\

Definition of kindergarten

  1. :  a school or class for children usually from four to six years old

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Origin and Etymology of kindergarten

German, from Kinder children + Garten garden


First Known Use: 1851


KINDERGARTEN Defined for English Language Learners

kindergarten

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Definition of kindergarten for English Language Learners

  • : a school or class for very young children


KINDERGARTEN Defined for Kids

kindergarten

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noun kin·der·gar·ten \ˈkin-dər-ˌgär-tən\

Definition of kindergarten for Students

  1. :  a school or a class for very young children

kindergartner

\-ˌgärt-nər\ noun


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