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nurse

 (nûrs)
n.
1. A person trained to provide medical care for the sick or disabled, especially one who is licensed and works in a hospital or physician's office.
2.
a. A person employed to take care of a young child.
b. A woman employed to suckle children other than her own; a wet nurse.
3. One that serves as a nurturing or fostering influence or means: "Town life is the nurse of civilization" (C.L.R. James).
4. Zoology A worker ant or bee that feeds and cares for the colony's young.
v. nursed, nurs·ing, nurs·es
v.tr.
1. To serve as a nurse for: nursed the patient back to health.
2.
a. To cause or allow to take milk from the breast: a mother nursing her baby.
b. To feed at the breast of; suckle.
3. To try to cure by special care or treatment: nurse a cough with various remedies.
4. To treat carefully, especially in order to prevent pain: He nursed his injured knee by shifting his weight to the other leg.
5. To manage or guide carefully; look after with care; foster: nursed her business through the depression. See Synonyms at nurture.
6. To bear privately in the mind: nursing a grudge.
7. To consume slowly, especially in order to conserve: nursed one drink all evening.
v.intr.
1. To serve as a nurse.
2. To take nourishment from the breast; suckle.

[Middle English norice, nurse, wet nurse, from Old French norrice, from Vulgar Latin *nutrīcia, from Late Latin nūtrīcia, from feminine of Latin nūtrīcius, that suckles, from nūtrīx, nūtrīc-, wet nurse; see (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

nurs′er n.

nurse

(nɜːs)
n
1. (Medicine) a person who tends the sick, injured, or infirm
2. short for nursemaid
3. a woman employed to breast-feed another woman's child; wet nurse
4. (Zoology) a worker in a colony of social insects that takes care of the larvae
vb (mainly tr)
5. (Medicine) (also intr) to tend (the sick)
6. (also intr) to feed (a baby) at the breast; suckle
7. to try to cure (an ailment)
8. to clasp carefully or fondly: she nursed the crying child in her arms.
9. (also intr) (of a baby) to suckle at the breast (of)
10. to look after (a child) as one's employment
11. to attend to carefully; foster, cherish: he nursed the magazine through its first year; having a very small majority he nursed the constituency diligently.
12. to harbour; preserve: to nurse a grudge.
13. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards to keep (the balls) together for a series of cannons
[C16: from earlier norice, Old French nourice, from Late Latin nūtrīcia nurse, from Latin nūtrīcius nourishing, from nūtrīre to nourish]

Nurse

(nɜːs)
n
(Biography) Sir Paul (Maxime). born 1949, English cell biologist and geneticist; winner (2001), with LH Hartwell and RT Hunt, of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

nurse

(nɜrs)

n., v. nursed, nurs•ing. n.
1. a person formally educated and trained in the care of the sick or infirm, esp. a registered nurse.
2. a woman who has the general care of a child or children.
4. a worker that attends the young in a colony of social insects.
v.t.
5. to tend in sickness, infirmity, etc.
6. to try to cure (an ailment) by taking care of oneself: to nurse a cold.
7. to suckle (an infant).
8. to handle carefully or fondly.
9. to use, consume, or dispense slowly or carefully: to nurse a cup of tea.
10. to keep steadily in mind: He nursed a grudge.
11. to feed and tend in infancy.
12. to bring up, train, or nurture.
v.i.
13. to suckle a child, esp. one's own.
14. (of a child) to suckle.
15. to act as nurse; tend the sick or infirm.
[1350–1400; Middle English, variant of n(o)urice, norice < Old French < Late Latin nūtrīcia, n. use of feminine of Latin nūtrīcius nutritious]
nurs′er, n.

nurse


Past participle: nursed
Gerund: nursing

Imperative
nurse
nurse
Present
I nurse
you nurse
he/she/it nurses
we nurse
you nurse
they nurse
Preterite
I nursed
you nursed
he/she/it nursed
we nursed
you nursed
they nursed
Present Continuous
I am nursing
you are nursing
he/she/it is nursing
we are nursing
you are nursing
they are nursing
Present Perfect
I have nursed
you have nursed
he/she/it has nursed
we have nursed
you have nursed
they have nursed
Past Continuous
I was nursing
you were nursing
he/she/it was nursing
we were nursing
you were nursing
they were nursing
Past Perfect
I had nursed
you had nursed
he/she/it had nursed
we had nursed
you had nursed
they had nursed
Future
I will nurse
you will nurse
he/she/it will nurse
we will nurse
you will nurse
they will nurse
Future Perfect
I will have nursed
you will have nursed
he/she/it will have nursed
we will have nursed
you will have nursed
they will have nursed
Future Continuous
I will be nursing
you will be nursing
he/she/it will be nursing
we will be nursing
you will be nursing
they will be nursing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nursing
you have been nursing
he/she/it has been nursing
we have been nursing
you have been nursing
they have been nursing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nursing
you will have been nursing
he/she/it will have been nursing
we will have been nursing
you will have been nursing
they will have been nursing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nursing
you had been nursing
he/she/it had been nursing
we had been nursing
you had been nursing
they had been nursing
Conditional
I would nurse
you would nurse
he/she/it would nurse
we would nurse
you would nurse
they would nurse
Past Conditional
I would have nursed
you would have nursed
he/she/it would have nursed
we would have nursed
you would have nursed
they would have nursed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nurse - one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)nurse - one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
foster-nurse - a nurse who raises another woman's child as her own
graduate nurse, trained nurse - someone who has completed the course of study (including hospital practice) at a nurses training school
head nurse - the person in charge of nursing in a medical institution
caregiver, health care provider, health professional, PCP, primary care provider - a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
licensed practical nurse, LPN, practical nurse - a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick
matron - a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
accoucheuse, midwife - a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
probationer, student nurse - a nurse in training who is undergoing a trial period
registered nurse, RN - a graduate nurse who has passed examinations for registration
scrub nurse - a nurse who helps a surgeon prepare for surgery
visiting nurse - a nurse who is paid to visit the sick in their homes
nurse-patient relation - the responsibility of a nurse to act in the best interests of the patient
2.nurse - a woman who is the custodian of childrennurse - a woman who is the custodian of children
dry nurse - a nurse who cares for but does not suckle an infant
keeper - someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"
mammy - an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
amah, wet nurse, wetnurse, wet-nurse - a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Verb1.nurse - try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"
2.nurse - maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
3.nurse - serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
give care, care - provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
4.nurse - treat carefully; "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
5.nurse - give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
suck - draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth; "suck the poison from the place where the snake bit"; "suck on a straw"; "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"

nurse

noun
1. carer, caregiver, angel (informal) Patients are dying because of an acute shortage of nurses.
2. nanny, nursemaid He was brought up by his old nurse.
verb
1. look after, treat, tend, care for, take care of, minister to All the years he was sick my mother had nursed him.
2. harbour, have, maintain, preserve, entertain, cherish, keep alive He nursed an ambition to lead his own orchestra.
3. breast-feed, feed, nurture, nourish, suckle, wet-nurse She did not have enough milk to nurse the infant.

nurse

verb
1. To promote and sustain the development of:
2. To hold and turn over in the mind:
Translations
مُرَبِّي أو مُرَبِّيَة أطْفالمُمَرِّض، مُمَرِّضَهممرضممرضةمـُمَرِضَةٌ
zdravotní sestrachůvakojitlaskatošetřovat
sygeplejerskeammebarnepigeholde forsigtigtnære
flegikuraci
sairaanhoitajasairaanhoitajatarhoitaahoitajahoitajatar
medicinska sestra
ápolóápolónőbetegápolónörsz
rawatsustersusu
ala meî sérfóstrahafa á brjóstihalda gætilega áhjúkra, hlynna aî
看護師
간호사
daigynasdaigyno darbininkasdaigyno savininkasmedelynasmedelyno darbininkas
apmīļot, samīļotauklekopt slimniekulolotmedicīnas māsa
zdravotná sestra
bolničarkanegovativaruška
bolničarbolničarka
sjuksköterska
นางพยาบาล
hemşirememe vermeközenle/dikkatle tutmakteşvik etmekbakmak
y tá

nurse

[nɜːs]
A. N
1. (in hospital, clinic) → enfermero/a m/f
male nurseenfermero m
student nurseestudiante mf de enfermería
veterinary nurseauxiliar mf de veterinaria
see also staff 1 C
2. (children's) → niñera f
see also wet D
B. VT
1. [+ patient] → cuidar, atender
she nursed him back to healthlo cuidó hasta que se repuso
to nurse a coldcurarse de un resfriado
2. [+ baby] (= suckle) → amamantar; (= cradle) → mecer
3. (fig) [+ anger, grudge] → alimentar; [+ hope] → abrigar
to nurse one's constituency (Brit) (Parl) → cuidar de los intereses de los electores de su circunscripción electoral
to nurse a business alongfomentar un negocio

nurse

[ˈnɜːrs]
n
(in hospital)infirmier/ère m/f
She's a nurse → Elle est infirmière. male nurse
(= nanny) → bonne f d'enfants
vt
[+ patient, cold] → soigner
[+ baby] (= hold in one's arms) → bercer (dans ses bras)
[+ baby] (= feed) → allaiter, nourrir
[+ hope] → nourrir
to nurse a grudge against sb → en vouloir à qn

nurse

nSchwester f; (as professional title) → Krankenschwester f; (= nanny)Kindermädchen nt, → Kinderfrau f; (= wet nurse)Amme f; male nurseKrankenpfleger m
vt
sbpflegen; plant alsohegen; (fig) planhegen; hope, wrath etchegen, nähren (geh); firebewachen; (= treat carefully)schonen; businesssorgsam verwalten; to nurse somebody back to healthjdn gesund pflegen; to nurse somebody through an illnessjdn während einer Krankheit pflegen; to nurse a coldan einer Erkältung herumlaborieren (inf); he stood there nursing his bruised armer stand da und hielt seinen verletzten Arm; to nurse a grudge (against somebody)(gegen jdn) einen Groll hegen; to nurse the economydie Wirtschaft hegen und pflegen
(= suckle) childstillen; (= cradle)(in den Armen) wiegen
vi (baby)gestillt werden

nurse

[nɜːs]
1. n
a. (in hospital) → infermiere/a
student nurse → allievo/a infermiere/a
male nurse → infermiere m
b. (also nursemaid) (children's) → bambinaia
2. vt
a. (patient) → assistere, curare; (cold) → curare
she nursed him back to health → è guarito grazie alle sue cure
to nurse a cold → curarsi un raffreddore
b. (suckle, baby) → allattare, dare il latte a
c. (cradle) → cullare (fig) (hope) → nutrire, cullare; (anger, grudge) → covare

nurse

(nəːs) noun
1. a person who looks after sick or injured people in hospital. She wants to be a nurse.
2. a person, usually a woman, who looks after small children. The children have gone out with their nurse.
verb
1. to look after sick or injured people, especially in a hospital. He was nursed back to health.
2. to give (a baby) milk from the breast.
3. to hold with care. She was nursing a kitten.
4. to have or encourage (feelings eg of anger or hope) in oneself.
ˈnurseryplural ˈnurseries noun
1. a room etc for young children.
2. a place where young plants are grown.
ˈnursing noun
the profession of a nurse who cares for the sick.
ˈnursemaid noun
a nurse who looks after small children.
ˈnurseryman noun
a person who runs, or works in, a nursery for plants.
nursery rhyme
a short, simple poem for children.
nursery school
a school for very young children.
ˈnursing-home noun
a small private hospital.

nurse

مـُمَرِضَةٌ zdravotní sestra sygeplejerske Krankenschwester νοσοκόμος enfermero sairaanhoitaja infirmière medicinska sestra infermiere 看護師 간호사 verpleegster sykepleier pielęgniarka enfermeiro медсестра sjuksköterska นางพยาบาล hemşire y tá 护士

nurse

n. enfermero-a;
chief ___, head ___jefe-a de ___ -s;
community health ______ de salud pública;
___ aidasistente de ___;
___ anesthetist___ anestesista;
___ practitionerpracticante de ___;
surgical ______ de cirugía;
v. [care] cuidar a una persona enferma; [breast-feeding] amamantar, dar el pecho, dar de mamar.

nurse

n enfermero -ra mf; charge — enfermero jefe (de sala or de turno); home health — enfermero domiciliario, enfermero que hace visitas a la casa; licensed vocational — enfermero vocacional con licencia; — supervisor enfermero supervisor; registered — enfermero registrado; vt (to breastfeed) amamantar, lactar, dar el pecho, dar de mamar; (to care for patients) cuidar; vi (to suckle) mamar
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Later when her son David was born, she could not nurse him and did not know whether she wanted him or not.
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A quadroon nurse followed them about with a faraway, meditative air.
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It had been her habit, from an almost immemorial date, to go about the country as a kind of voluntary nurse, and doing whatever miscellaneous good she might; taking upon herself, likewise, to give advice in all matters, especially those of the heart, by which means -- as a person of such propensities inevitably must -- she gained from many people the reverence due to an angel, but, I should imagine, was looked upon by others as an intruder and a nuisance.
His clear, listening face, framed in its smooth whiteness, made him for the minute as appealing as some wistful patient in a children's hospital; and I would have given, as the resemblance came to me, all I possessed on earth really to be the nurse or the sister of charity who might have helped to cure him.
He was naturally a very nervous, shuddering sort of little fellow, this bread-faced steward; the progeny of a bankrupt baker and a hospital nurse.
Warmest climes but nurse the cruellest fangs: the tiger of Bengal crouches in spiced groves of ceaseless verdure.
A woman should not undertake to nurse a tender little child without knowing what is good and what is bad for it.
Jurgis clung to his guide like a scared child to its nurse, and while the latter hailed one foreman after another to ask if they could use another unskilled man, he stared about him and marveled.