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Definition of "nurse" []

  • A person educated and trained to care for the sick or disabled. (noun)
  • A woman employed to take care of a child; a nursemaid. (noun)
  • A woman employed to suckle children other than her own; a wet nurse. (noun)
  • One that serves as a nurturing or fostering influence or means: "Town life is the nurse of civilization” ( C.L.R. James). (noun)
  • Zoology A worker ant or bee that feeds and cares for the colony's young. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nurse" in a sentence
  • "This nurse is a good, all around medical professional."
  • "First browse and I learn that deafness in a nurse is an evil to be avoided, she won't hear when you call for her at night."
  • "Also given the fact that yes, doctors sometimes do make mistakes as do pharmacists and the nurse is the one giving the meds, it is my responsibility too to know if the med I am giving is okay to give and that the dose is right."