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Meaning & Definition of Foster in English

English

Foster

/fɑstər/

noun

1. United states songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the south before the american civil war (1826-1864)

    synonym:
  • Foster
  • ,
  • Stephen Foster
  • ,
  • Stephen Collins Foster

verb

1. Promote the growth of

  • "Foster our children's well-being and education"
    synonym:
  • foster
  • ,
  • further

2. Bring up under fosterage

  • Of children
    synonym:
  • foster

3. Help develop, help grow

  • "Nurture his talents"
    synonym:
  • foster
  • ,
  • nurture

adjective

1. Providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties

  • "Foster parent"
  • "Foster child"
  • "Foster home"
  • "Surrogate father"
    synonym:
  • foster
  • ,
  • surrogate