- Nurture is someone or something that provides support or nourishment.
- An example of nurture is a parent raising a child.
- An example of nurture is a senior employee teaching a new employee the details of the job.
- An example of nurture is a well balanced meal.
- Nurture is defined as to feed, train or help develop someone or something.
An example of nurture is a mother bird feeding her baby birds.
- anything that nourishes; food; nutriment
- the act or process of raising or promoting the development of; training, educating, fostering, etc.also nurturance
- all the environmental factors, collectively, to which one is subjected from conception onward, as distinguished from one's nature or heredity
Origin: Middle English from Old French norreture from Late Latin nutritura, past participle of Classical Latin nutrire, to nourish: see nurse
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- Something that nourishes; sustenance.
- The act of bringing up.
- Biology The sum of environmental influences and conditions acting on an organism.
- To nourish; feed.
- To educate; train.
- To help grow or develop; cultivate: nurture a student's talent.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin nūtrītūra, act of suckling, from Latin nūtrītus, past participle of nūtrīre, to suckle; see (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots.
- nurˈtur·er noun