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
In the nursery — attached to the reading room through a Jack and Jill bathroom — pom pom accents in the curtains and feathers dangling from the crib's bedskirt add a free-spirited touch to the room.
Cornell said the May launch of a brand called Cloud Island, which offers nursery decor, has been a success.
Target says the May launch of its Cloud Island line of nursery decor has boosted sales.
There's the nursery, getting all the new clothes washed and put away, and diapers, diapers, diapers.
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.
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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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