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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.
a. An open-air establishment where refreshments are served.
b. A large public auditorium or arena.
v. gar·dened, gar·den·ing, gar·dens
1. To cultivate (a plot of ground) as a garden.
2. To furnish with a garden.
1. To plant or tend a garden.
2. To work as a gardener.
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.
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.]
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pl n
1. (Horticulture) an area of land used for the cultivation of ornamental plants, etc, that is open to the public, sometimes part of a park
2. (Horticulture) an area of land surrounding a large house, usually planted with grass, trees, flowerbeds, etc
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(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.
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.
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References in classic literature ?
For gardens (speaking of those which are indeed princelike, as we have done of buildings), the contents ought not well to be under thirty acres of ground; and to be divided into three parts; a green in the entrance; a heath or desert in the going forth; and the main garden in the midst; besides alleys on both sides.
There were gardens and paths and big trees, but everything looked dull and wintry.
"Well, why didn't the man cry out or anything?" asked the doctor; "sabres in gardens are certainly unusual."
The reason is that he escaped from being a human when he was seven days' old; he escaped by the window and flew back to the Kensington Gardens.
For the Kensington Gardens, you must know, are full of short cuts, familiar to all who play there; and the shortest leads from the baby in long clothes to the little boy of three riding on the fence.
Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant's garden.
May 7th.--I love my garden. I am writing in it now in the late afternoon loveliness, much interrupted by the mosquitoes and the temptation to look at all the glories of the new green leaves washed half an hour ago in a cold shower.
McGregor's garden," and described how he had been chased about the garden, and had dropped his shoes and coat.
Once when he was sitting on his garden wall, smoking a pipe in the evening, an Italian organ- grinder came round with a monkey on a string.
"I must work the garden--I must work the garden," I said to myself, five minutes later, as I waited, upstairs, in the long, dusky sala, where the bare scagliola floor gleamed vaguely in a chink of the closed shutters.
But the girl seldom failed to propose a removal to the garden, where Uncle Venner and the daguerreotypist had made such repairs on the roof of the ruinous arbor, or summer-house, that it was now a sufficient shelter from sunshine and casual showers.
In a villa on the westward shore of the Isle of Wight, the glass doors which lead from the drawing-room to the garden are yet open.