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Meaning of NURSERY

Pronunciation:  'nursuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
  2. [n]  a child's room for a baby

NURSERY is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: baby's room, glasshouse, greenhouse
 See Also: building, child's room, conservatory, day care center, day nursery, edifice, hothouse, indoor garden



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nurs"er*y\, n.; pl. {Nurseries}. [Cf. F. nourricerie.]
1. The act of nursing. [Obs.] ``Her kind nursery.'' --Shak.

2. The place where nursing is carried on; as:
   (a) The place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to
       the care of children.
   (b) A place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc., are
       propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a
       plantation of young trees.
   (c) The place where anything is fostered and growth
       promoted. ``Fair Padua, nursery of arts.'' --Shak.

             Christian families are the nurseries of the
             church on earth, as she is the nursery of the
             church in heaven.                 --J. M. Mason.
   (d) That which forms and educates; as, commerce is the
       nursery of seamen.

3. That which is nursed. [R.] --Milton.

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