Three girls working in their garden.
- The definition of garden is something that is used for tending plants, or something that is ordinary.
- An example of something garden is a tool used specifically for taking care of a vegetable garden; a garden tool.
- An example of something garden is a classic white coffee mug; a garden variety mug.
- A garden is defined as a space where plants or fruits and vegetables are grown, or a public space with decorative plants.
- An example of a garden is a victory garden in the backyard, used for growing food.
- An example of a garden are the gardens of Versailles.
- Garden means to take care of or tend plants.
An example of garden is to pull out weeds from a patch of strawberries.
- a piece of ground, usually close to a house, for growing vegetables, fruits, flowers, ornamental shrubs or trees, etc.
- a well-cultivated region; area of fertile, developed landalso garden spot
- [often pl.] a place outdoors for public enjoyment, planted with trees, flowers, etc., and sometimes having special displays of plants, a zoo, a duck pond, etc.
Origin of gardenMiddle English from Norman French gardin from Frankish an unverified form gardo, akin to German garten, Old English geard: see yard, garth
- of, for, used in, or grown in a garden
- ordinary; commonplace
lead down the garden path
- a. A plot of land used for the cultivation of flowers, vegetables, herbs, or fruit.b. An arrangement of living material that is cultivated for food, as a fungus garden maintained by ants.
- often gardens Grounds laid out with flowers, trees, and ornamental shrubs and used for recreation or display: public gardens; a botanical garden.
- A yard or lawn.
- A fertile, well-cultivated region.
- a. An open-air establishment where refreshments are served.b. A large public auditorium or arena.
verbgar·dened, gar·den·ing, gar·dens
- To cultivate (a plot of ground) as a garden.
- To furnish with a garden.
- To plant or tend a garden.
- To work as a gardener.
- Of, suitable to, or used in a garden: garden tools; garden vegetables.
- Provided with open areas and greenery: a garden community.
Origin of gardenMiddle English gardin from Old North French from gart of Germanic origin ; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots.
- An outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food (vegetable garden) or ornamental purposes (flower garden).
- (in the plural) Such an ornamental place to which the public have access.
- You can spend the afternoon walking around the town gardens.
- The grounds at the front or back of a house.
- This house has a swimming pool, a tent, a swing set and a fountain in the garden.
- We were drinking lemonade and playing croquet in the garden.
- Our garden is overgrown with weeds.
- (figuratively) A cluster, a bunch.
- (slang) Pubic hair or the genitalia it masks.
(third-person singular simple present gardens, present participle gardening, simple past and past participle gardened)
- (intransitive, chiefly North America) to grow plants in a garden; to create or maintain a garden.
- I love to garden — this year I'm going to plant some daffodils.
- (intransitive, cricket) of a batsman, to inspect and tap the pitch lightly with the bat so as to smooth out small rough patches and irregularities.
- Of, relating to, in, from or for use in a garden.
- garden salad (= a salad from a garden)
- garden shed (= a shed in a garden)
- Common, ordinary, domesticated.
From Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French gardin (compare modern French jardin from Old French jardin), diminutive (cf. Vulgar Latin hortus gardinus) or oblique form of *gard (compare Old French jart), from Old Low Franconian *gardo 'fenced in yard, garden' (compare Dutch gaarde, gaard), from Proto-Germanic *gardô (compare West Frisian gard, Low German Garden, German Garten), from Proto-Germanic *gardaz (“yeard”). More at yard.