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Definition of "nursery" []

  • A room or area in a household set apart for the use of children. (noun)
  • A place for the temporary care of children in the absence of their parents. (noun)
  • A nursery school. (noun)
  • A place where plants are grown for sale, transplanting, or experimentation. (noun)
  • A place in which something is produced, fostered, or developed. (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 "nursery" in a sentence
  • "One of the teachers at school, who had two of my kids in nursery is having a baby in the summer so I think I need to get another one ready - and then, of course, I need more for my stockpile - it never ends!"
  • "Painting the nursery is a great idea, if one possesses the talent."
  • "And we would transform what we called the nursery into his office and studio."