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gar·den

 (gär′dn)
n.
1.
a. A plot of land used for the cultivation of flowers, vegetables, herbs, or fruit.
b. An arrangement of living material that is cultivated for food, as a fungus garden maintained by ants.
2. often gardens Grounds laid out with flowers, trees, and ornamental shrubs and used for recreation or display: public gardens; a botanical garden.
3. A yard or lawn.
4. A fertile, well-cultivated region.
5.
a. An open-air establishment where refreshments are served.
b. A large public auditorium or arena.
v. gar·dened, gar·den·ing, gar·dens
v.tr.
1. To cultivate (a plot of ground) as a garden.
2. To furnish with a garden.
v.intr.
1. To plant or tend a garden.
2. To work as a gardener.
adj.
1. Of, suitable to, or used in a garden: garden tools; garden vegetables.
2. Provided with open areas and greenery: a garden community.
3. Garden-variety.
Idiom:
lead/take down the garden path
To mislead or deceive (another).

[Middle English gardin, from Old North French, from gart, of Germanic origin; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

gardening

(ˈɡɑːdənɪŋ)
n
(Horticulture)
a. the planning and cultivation of a garden
b. (as modifier): gardening gloves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gardening - the cultivation of plantsgardening - the cultivation of plants    
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
landscape gardening, landscaping - working as a landscape gardener
market gardening - the growing of vegetables or flowers for market
floriculture, flower gardening - the cultivation of flowering plants
garden - work in the garden; "My hobby is gardening"
landscape - do landscape gardening; "My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"
landscape - embellish with plants; "Let's landscape the yard"

gardening

noun
Quotations
"Gardening is not a rational act" [Margaret Atwood Bluebeard's Egg]
Translations
بَسْتَنَةبَسْتَنَه
zahradničení
havearbejdehave-
puutarhanhoito
vrtlarstvo
kertészkedés
garîyrkja
庭仕事
정원 가꾸기
záhradníčenie
vrtnarjenje
trädgårdsarbete
การทำสวน
bahçe işleribahçecilikbahçıvanlık
việc làm vườn

gardening

[ˈgɑːdnɪŋ] N (gen) → jardinería f; (= market gardening) → horticultura f
who does the gardening?¿quién es el jardinero?, ¿quién se encarga del jardín?

gardening

[ˈgɑːrdənɪŋ] njardinage m
Margaret loves gardening → Margaret aime le jardinage.
to do the gardening → faire du jardinagegarden of remembrance njardin m du souvenir (dans un cimetière)garden party [ˈgɑːrdənpɑːrti] ngarden-party fgarden path n
to lead sb up the garden path > → mener qn en bateau garden rubbish ndéchets mpl végétauxgarden suburb nbanlieue f résidentielle (aménagée par un paysagiste)garden tools nploutils mpl de jardinagegarden-variety [ˈgɑːrdənvəraɪɪti] adj (US) (= ordinary) → ordinaire

gardening

nGartenarbeit f; she loves gardeningsie arbeitet gerne im Garten, sie gärtnert gerne; gardening toolsGartengeräte pl

gardening

[ˈgɑːdnɪŋ] ngiardinaggio

garden

(ˈgaːdn) noun
a piece of ground on which flowers, vegetables etc are grown. a small garden at the front of the house; (also adjective) a garden slug.
verb
to work in a garden, usually as a hobby. The old lady does not garden much.
ˈgardener noun
a person who works in, and looks after, a garden.
ˈgardening noun
the work of looking after a garden. Gardening is his favourite hobby; (also adjective) gardening clothes/tools.
ˈgardens noun singular or plural
a park, especially one where animals are kept or special trees or flowers are grown. zoological/botanical gardens.
garden party
a large (usually formal) party, held in the garden of a house etc.

gardening

بَسْتَنَة zahradničení havearbejde Gartenarbeit κηπουρική jardinería puutarhanhoito jardinage vrtlarstvo giardinaggio 庭仕事 정원 가꾸기 tuinieren hagearbeid ogrodnictwo jardinagem садоводство trädgårdsarbete การทำสวน bahçecilik việc làm vườn 园艺
References in classic literature ?
May 10th.--I knew nothing whatever last year about gardening and this year know very little more, but I have dawnings of what may be done, and have at least made one great stride-- from ipomaea to tea-roses.
She did not know anything about gardening, but the grass seemed so thick in some of the places where the green points were pushing their way through that she thought they did not seem to have room enough to grow.
These meditations were entirely employed on Mr Allworthy's fortune; for, first, he exercised much thought in calculating, as well as he could, the exact value of the whole: which calculations he often saw occasion to alter in his own favour: and, secondly and chiefly, he pleased himself with intended alterations in the house and gardens, and in projecting many other schemes, as well for the improvement of the estate as of the grandeur of the place: for this purpose he applied himself to the studies of architecture and gardening, and read over many books on both these subjects; for these sciences, indeed, employed his whole time, and formed his only amusement.
After that we had a few minutes of silence, while I sorted out the pebbles, and amused myself with watching Bruno's plan of gardening. It was quite a new plan to me: he always measured each bed before he weeded it, as if he was afraid the weeding would make it shrink; and once, when it came out longer than he wished, he set to work to thump the mouse with his little fist, crying out "There now!
For as in landscape gardening, a spire, cupola, monument, or tower of some sort, is deemed almost indispensable to the completion of the scene; so no face can be physiognomically in keeping without the elevated open-work belfry of the nose.
All over the district people were dining and supping; working men were gardening after the labours of the day, children were being put to bed, young people were wandering through the lanes love-making, stu- dents sat over their books.
So it was agreed that the monkey, Chee-Chee, was to do the cooking and mending; the dog was to sweep the floors; the duck was to dust and make the beds; the owl, Too-Too, was to keep the accounts, and the pig was to do the gardening. They made Polynesia, the parrot, housekeeper and laundress, because she was the oldest.
In this park are several small enclosures for cattle, corn, and gardening.
Undoubtedly some relation exists between all who live contemporaneously, and so it is possible to find some connection between the intellectual activity of men and their historical movements, just as such a connection may be found between the movements of humanity and commerce, handicraft, gardening, or anything else you please.
Here he took to gardening, planting, fishing, carpentering, and various other pursuits of a similar kind: all undertaken with his characteristic impetuosity.
"That's no reason why you shouldn't have some," said Aaron, "for I can bring you slips of anything; I'm forced to cut no end of 'em when I'm gardening, and throw 'em away mostly.