nursery

noun
nurs·ery | \ˈnərs-rē, ˈnər-sə-\
plural nurseries

Definition of nursery 

1 obsolete : attentive care : fosterage

2a : a child's bedroom

b : a place where children are temporarily cared for in their parents' absence

c : day nursery

3a : something that fosters, develops, or promotes

b : 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

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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.

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Birmingham estimates there are now 3,000 trees in the nursery. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In Wisconsin, when life hands you apples, you make elegant ciders. And brandy," 27 June 2018 The images were taken by The Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Charlotte Is Totally Ready to be a Fashion Icon," 21 June 2018 Nearly everything in True's nursery is a shade of pink, from the walls to the rug. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Khloé Kardashian Has A $1,525 Blanket In Baby True's Nursery," 22 May 2018 Those new plants were grown in nursery potting soil that was blended to be lightweight for easier handling and reduced shipping costs. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "The 'natural consequences' of playing the 'if' game when gardening | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 10 May 2018 The images were taken by The Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School. Emma Baty, Cosmopolitan, "We Now Know What Princess Charlotte's Favorite Hobby Is and It's so Adorable," 14 Mar. 2018 The images were taken by The Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Charlotte Arrives for Her First Day of Nursery School," 8 Jan. 2018 His vision for the botanical garden is to create plant research facilities, which would include a herbarium, tissue culture facilities, a nursery and greenhouses complemented by a library and computer/internet accessibility. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Garden advocate wants Ramona Street completion off priority list," 11 July 2018 Annie’s work thus far has been meticulously verisimilar, bordering on minimalist, with depopulated nurseries and studios built of balsa wood. Katherine Fusco, The Atlantic, "Hereditary and the Monstrousness of Creative Moms," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of nursery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nursery was in the 14th century

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nursery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nursery

: 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

noun
nurs·ery | \ˈnər-sə-rē, ˈnərs-rē\
plural nurseries

Kids Definition of nursery

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

nursery

noun
nurs·ery | \ˈnərs-(ə-)rē \
plural nurseries

Medical Definition of nursery 

: the department of a hospital where newborn infants are cared for

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