Pronunciation: nûrs
n.1.One who nourishes; a person who supplies food, tends, or brings up; as: (a) A woman who has the care of young children; especially, one who suckles an infant not her own. (b) A person, especially a woman, who has the care of the sick or infirm.
2.One who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like.
3.(Naut.) A lieutenant or first officer, who is the real commander when the captain is unfit for his place.
4.(Zool.) A peculiar larva of certain trematodes which produces cercariæ by asexual reproduction. See Cercaria, and Redia.
Nurse shark
a - (Zool.) A large arctic shark (Somniosus microcephalus), having small teeth and feeble jaws; - called also sleeper shark, and ground shark.
b - A large shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum), native of the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, having the dorsal fins situated behind the ventral fins.
To put to nurse
to send away to be nursed; to place in the care of a nurse.
Wet nurse
See Wet nurse, and Dry nurse, in the Vocabulary.
v. t.1.To nourish; to cherish; to foster
[imp. & p. p. Nursed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nursing.]
Sons wont to nurse their parents in old age.
- Milton.
2.To bring up; to raise, by care, from a weak or invalid condition; to foster; to cherish; - applied to plants, animals, and to any object that needs, or thrives by, attention.
3.To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase; as, to nurse our national resources.
4.To caress; to fondle, as a nurse does.
To nurse billiard balls
to strike them gently and so as to keep them in good position during a series of caroms.
Noun1.Nursenurse - one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
2.Nursenurse - a woman who is the custodian of children
Synonyms: nanny, nursemaid
Verb1.nurse - try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
2.nurse - maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
3.nurse - serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
4.nurse - treat carefully; "He nursed his injured back by liyng in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
5.nurse - give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
To dream that you are a nurse, signifies that you will gain the high regards of others. To see a nurse in your dream, denotes that you need to be taken care of and a time of healing, either mentally, physically or spiritually.LPN, RN, advance, aliment, amah, apprentice, attend, attend to, ayah, baby, baby-sit, bandage, bathe, bear, bosom, break, break in, breast-feed, breed, bring up, chaperon, charge nurse, cherish, cling to, clip, coddle, condition, conserve, cosset, cradle, cultivate, cure, develop, diagnose, discipline, district nurse, doctor, drill, dry nurse, dry-nurse, embosom, embrace, entertain, exercise, fatten, fatten up, fetch up, fit, flux, fondle, force-feed, form, forward, further, give care to, graduate nurse, groom, harbor, have, have and hold, heal, hold, hold on to, house-train, housebreak, hug, humor, improve, indulge, keep, keep alive, keep watch over, lactate, lavish care on, licensed practical nurse, lick into shape, look after, look out for, look to, mammy, massage, matronize, minister to, mother, nanny, nursemaid, nurserymaid, nursing sister, nutrify, operate on, pamper, physic, plaster, poultice, practical nurse, practice, prepare, preserve, private-duty nurse, probationer, probationist, probe, promote, protege, provide for, public health nurse, purge, put in tune, put to school, raise, ready, rear, registered nurse, rehearse, remedy, ride herd on, rub, school nurse, scrub nurse, see after, see to, send to school, shepherd, sister, sitter, splint, spoon-feed, strap, student nurse, stuff, suckle, support, surgical nurse, sustain, take care of, take charge of, take in hand, trained nurse, treasure, treasure up, treat, visiting nurse, wait on, watch, watch out for, watch over, wet nurse, wet-nurse
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Nuphar sagittifolium
Nuptias non concubitas
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nurse log
nurse practitioner
nurse shark
nurse's aide
nurse-patient relation
nursery rhyme
nursery school
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