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Meaning & Definition of Nurse in English

English

Nurse

/nərs/

noun

1. One skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)

    synonym:
  • nurse

2. A woman who is the custodian of children

    synonym:
  • nanny
  • ,
  • nursemaid
  • ,
  • nurse

verb

1. Try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury

  • "He nursed his cold with chinese herbs"
    synonym:
  • nurse

2. Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

  • "Bear a grudge"
  • "Entertain interesting notions"
  • "Harbor a resentment"
    synonym:
  • harbor
  • ,
  • harbour
  • ,
  • hold
  • ,
  • entertain
  • ,
  • nurse

3. Serve as a nurse

  • Care for sick or handicapped people
    synonym:
  • nurse

4. Treat carefully

  • "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"
  • "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
    synonym:
  • nurse

5. Give suck to

  • "The wetnurse suckled the infant"
  • "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
    synonym:
  • breastfeed
  • ,
  • suckle
  • ,
  • suck
  • ,
  • nurse
  • ,
  • wet-nurse
  • ,
  • lactate
  • ,
  • give suck

Examples of using

The nurse took her temperature with the thermometer.
The nurse is ill.
I want to be a nurse.