Definition of nursery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnɜːsəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɜːrsəri//
    (pl. nurseries) Rooms in a house, Raising children
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  1. 1= day nursery See related entries: Raising children
  2. 2= nursery school Her youngest child is at nursery now. The children are at nursery three days a week.
  3. 3 (North American English or old-fashioned) a room in a house where a baby sleeps
  4. 4 (old-fashioned) a room in a house where young children can play See related entries: Rooms in a house
  5. 5a place where young plants and trees are grown for sale or for planting somewhere else
  6. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French nourice ‘nurse’ (see nurse) + -ery.