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Meaning of FOSTERAGE

Pronunciation:  'fosturij

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
  2. [n]  encouragement; aiding the development of something
 

FOSTERAGE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: breeding, bringing up, fostering, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing
 
 See Also: acculturation, encouragement, enculturation, socialisation, socialization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fos"ter*age\ (?; 48), n.
The care of a foster child; the charge of nursing. --Sir W.
Raleigh.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abetment, advocacy, aegis, auspices, backing, care, championship, charity, countenance, encouragement, favor, goodwill, guidance, interest, patronage, seconding, sponsorship, sympathy, tutelage
 

 

 

 

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