What is the meaning of nurse?


  • One skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician. )
  • A woman who is the custodian of children.


  • Try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury.
    • usage: "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
  • Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings. )
    • usage: "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
  • Serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people.
  • Treat carefully.
    • usage: "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
  • Give suck to.
    • usage: "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
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