- The definition of kindergarten is a class which students attend when they reach age 5 or 6 that prepares them to enter first grade.
The academic year that occurs before first grade where students develop basic skills and learn social behavior is an example of kindergarten.
A kindergarten class with their teacher.
kindergarten definition by Webster's New World
Origin: German literally , children's garden, coined (1840) by Friedrich (Wilhelm August) Froebel ; from kinder, genitive plural of kind, child (see kind) plush garten, garden
kindergarten definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Abbr. K
Origin: German : Kinder, genitive pl. of Kind, child (from Middle High German kint, from Old High German kind; see genə- in Indo-European roots) + Garten, garden (from Middle High German garte, from Old High German garto; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots).