Definition of nursery
1 obsolete : attentive care : fosterage
2a : a child's bedroomb : a place where children are temporarily cared for in their parents' absencec : day nursery
3a : something that fosters, develops, or promotesb : 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 in a Sentence
She still needs to decorate the nursery before the baby comes.
We get our flowers from a local nursery.
Recent Examples of nursery from the Web
The center sponsored a nursery school and a space for dances, interpreters, counseling sessions, and instruction in skills such as sign language, lip reading, speech development, and sense training.
The nursery continues the grey and white theme of the house, most notably with a plush rocking chair.
The implants, raised in undersea nurseries, are small but are growing steadily.
For most parents-to-be, the lead up to a child's birth typically involves choosing a birth plan and getting the nursery ready for baby.
Based on UM’s popular shark outreach, the effort for the last two years has taken volunteer divers on rescue missions that start at one of four offshore nurseries.
DuPage giving away free wood chips Residents can pick up free wood chips from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County's native plant nursery at Blackwell Forest Preserve, 29W218 Mack Road, West Chicago.
The large private master with a see-through fireplace, large master bathroom and expansive closet also has an additional living area which would make a great second office, workout room or nursery.
From fuel leakage to pesticides from a nearby nursery, the soil was badly contaminated.
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First Known Use of nursery
NURSERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nursery for English Language Learners
: 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
NURSERY Defined for Kids
Definition of nursery for Students
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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