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nurs·er·y

 (nûr′sə-rē, nûrs′rē)
n. pl. nurs·er·ies
1. A room or area in a household set apart for the use of children.
2.
a. A place for the temporary care of children in the absence of their parents.
b. A nursery school.
3. A place where plants are grown for sale, transplanting, or experimentation.
4. A place in which something is produced, fostered, or developed.

[Middle English noricerie, probably from Old French norricerie, from norrice, nursemaid; see nurse.]

nursery

(ˈnɜːsrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1.
a. a room in a house set apart for use by children
b. (as modifier): nursery wallpaper.
2. (Horticulture) a place where plants, young trees, etc, are grown commercially
3. (Education) an establishment providing residential or day care for babies and very young children; crèche
4. (Education) short for nursery school
5. anywhere serving to foster or nourish new ideas, etc
6. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards
a. a series of cannons with the three balls adjacent to a cushion, esp near a corner pocket
b. a cannon in such a series

nurs•er•y

(ˈnɜr sə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. a room or place set apart for infants or very young children.
2. a nursery school or day nursery.
3. a place where young trees or other plants are raised.
[1350–1400; Middle English]

nursery

- Can be a pond in which fry are reared.
See also related terms for pond.

Nursery

 place where people are fostered or developed; a collection of plants.
Examples: nursery of evil, 1606; of kernels and stones, 1664; of racoons; of soldiers, 1839; of ungodliness, 1583; of vices, 1604; of blooming youth, 1820.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nursery - a child's room for a babynursery - a child's room for a baby    
child's room - a bedroom for a child
day care center, day nursery - a nursery for the supervision of preschool children while the parents work
2.nursery - a building with glass walls and roofnursery - a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
hothouse, indoor garden, conservatory - a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
orangery - a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas

nursery

noun crèche, kindergarten, playgroup The company has its own workplace nursery
Translations
حُجْرَة أطْفال، حَضانَهحَضَانَةٌمَشْتَل
dětský pokojjesleškolka
børnehavebørneværelseplanteskole
lastenhuone
vrtić
faiskolagyermekszoba
barnaherbergigróîurhús
子供部屋
육아실
detská izba
drevesnicajasliotroška soba
daghem
สถานรับเลี้ยงเด็ก
çocuk odasıfidanlık
nhà trẻ

nursery

[ˈnɜːsrɪ]
A. N
1. (where small children are looked after) → guardería f, jardín m de infancia; (= school) → parvulario m, escuela f de párvulos, escuela f infantil (Sp), kínder m (LAm); (= room at home) → cuarto m del bebé, habitación f del bebé
2. (Agr, Hort) → vivero m
3. (Zool) → criadero m
B. CPD nursery education Neducación f preescolar
nursery nurse Npuericultor(a) m/f
nursery rhyme Ncanción f infantil
nursery school Nparvulario m, escuela f de párvulos, escuela f infantil (Sp), kínder m (LAm)
nursery schooling N = nursery education nursery school teacher N = nursery teacher nursery slopes NPL (Brit) (Ski) → pistas fpl para principiantes
nursery teacher Nmaestro/a m/f de parvulario, maestro/a m/f de preescolar

nursery

[ˈnɜːrsəri] n
(= room) → nursery f
(also day nursery) → crèche f
(British) (= school) → école f maternelle
(for plants)pépinière fnursery education nenseignement m en école maternellenursery nurse npuériculteur/trice m/f nursery rhyme ncomptine fnursery school n (state-run)école f maternelle; (private)jardin m d'enfantsnursery slope n (British)piste f pour débutants

nursery

n
(= room)Kinderzimmer nt; (in hospital) → Säuglingssaal m
(= institution)Kindergarten m; (all-day) → Kindertagesstätte f, → Hort m
(Agr, Hort) (for plants) → Gärtnerei f; (for trees) → Baumschule f; (fig)Zuchtstätte f

nursery

:
nurseryman
nGärtner m
nursery nurse
nKindermädchen nt, → Kinderfrau f; (in day nursery) → Kindergärtnerin f, → Kinderpflegerin f
nursery rhyme
nKinderreim m
nursery school
nKindergarten m
nursery school teacher
nKindergärtner(in) m(f)
nursery slope
n (Ski) → Idiotenhügel m (hum), → Anfängerhügel m

nursery

[ˈnɜːsərɪ] n
a. (room) → stanza dei bambini; (institution) → asilo, nido
b. (Agr) → vivaio

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.

nursery

حَضَانَةٌ jesle børnehave Kinderzimmer παιδικό δωμάτιο guardería lastenhuone crèche vrtić camera dei bambini 子供部屋 육아실 kinderdagverblijf barneværelse żłobek quarto de criança детская комната daghem สถานรับเลี้ยงเด็ก çocuk odası nhà trẻ 托儿所

nursery

n. guardería; [in a hospital] sala de niños recién nacidos.

nursery

n (pl -ries) (también nursery school) guardería or escuela infantil, jardín m de infancia, jardín de niños (Mex); newborn — unidad f de neonatología (form), sala de recién nacidos
References in classic literature ?
These nurseries of mine went smoothly and privately along undisturbed in their ob- scure country retreats, for nobody was allowed to come into their precincts without a special permit -- for I was afraid of the Church.
Of late I had been training him for journalism, for the time seemed about right for a start in the newspaper line; nothing big, but just a small weekly for experimental circulation in my civilization- nurseries.
Upon these, and the like reasonings, their opinion is, that parents are the last of all others to be trusted with the education of their own children; and therefore they have in every town public nurseries, where all parents, except cottagers and labourers, are obliged to send their infants of both sexes to be reared and educated, when they come to the age of twenty moons, at which time they are supposed to have some rudiments of docility.
They fought in the breakers, they fought in the sand, and they fought on the smooth-worn basalt rocks of the nurseries, for they were just as stupid and unaccommodating as men.
If we therefore take his ideas on this point as the criterion of truth, we shall be driven to the alternative either of taking refuge at once in the arms of monarchy, or of splitting ourselves into an infinity of little, jealous, clashing, tumultuous commonwealths, the wretched nurseries of unceasing discord, and the miserable objects of universal pity or contempt.
I suppose, sister, you will put the child in the little white attic, near the old nurseries.
I think I'll take this load to the nurseries," she said, when she had finished.
In the morning he had a spin in the ice-boat with his hostess and a few of the hardier guests; in the afternoon he "went over the farm" with Reggie, and listened, in the elaborately appointed stables, to long and impressive disquisitions on the horse; after tea he talked in a corner of the firelit hall with a young lady who had professed herself broken-hearted when his engagement was announced, but was now eager to tell him of her own matrimonial hopes; and finally, about midnight, he assisted in putting a gold-fish in one visitor's bed, dressed up a burglar in the bath-room of a nervous aunt, and saw in the small hours by joining in a pillow-fight that ranged from the nurseries to the basement.
We fill the hands and nurseries of our children with all manner of dolls, drums, and horses; withdrawing their eyes from the plain face and sufficing objects of nature, the sun, and moon, the animals, the water, and stones, which should be their toys.
Can you believe that I once had a well-deserved reputation in several nurseries as a farmyard imitator?
The palaces of the Church should be hospitals and nurseries for those who have fallen by the wayside and are perishing.
Almost as in a dream, when they passed the nurseries at Morgan Hill, she learned they had come twenty miles, and realized that it was a longer stretch than they had planned to walk that day.