Nurse meaning

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A person trained to provide medical care for the sick or disabled, especially one who is licensed and works in a hospital or physician's office.
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The definition of a nurse is someone who cares for sick, old or young people, or someone who provides medical assistance.

An example of a nurse is a person who takes care of you while you are in the hospital.

An example of a nurse is a healthcare worker at a retirement home.

An example of a nurse is someone who helps care for a newborn baby in your home.

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To nurse is to care for someone or something, or to feed a baby milk from the breast, or when a baby drinks milk from the breast.

An example of nurse is to help a bird with a hurt wing to heal.

An example of nurse is to walk carefully on a hurt leg.

An example of nurse is to wake up at night to feed your newborn baby.

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A worker ant or bee that feeds and cares for the colony's young.
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Nurse means to drink something slowly.

An example of nurse is to hold on to the same beer all night.

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To bear privately in the mind.

Nursing a grudge.

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One that serves as a nurturing or fostering influence or means.
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To tend (the sick, injured, or aged)
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To serve as a nurse for.

Nursed the patient back to health.

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To treat carefully, especially in order to prevent pain.

He nursed his injured knee by shifting his weight to the other leg.

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To manage or guide carefully; look after with care; foster.

Nursed her business through the depression.

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To consume slowly, especially in order to conserve.

Nursed one drink all evening.

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To serve as a nurse.
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To take nourishment from the breast; suckle.
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A person trained to take care of the sick, injured, or aged, to assist surgeons, etc.; specif., a registered nurse or a practical nurse.
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A person or thing that nourishes, fosters, protects, etc.
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To give milk from the breast to (an infant); suckle.
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To suck milk from the breast of.
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To take care of (a child or children)
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To bring up; rear.
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To cause to continue, grow, or develop; nourish or foster.

To nurse a grudge.

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To treat, or try to cure.

To nurse a cold.

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To clasp; hold carefully; fondle.
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To keep (the balls) close together for a series of caroms.
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To be suckled; feed at the breast.
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To suckle a child.
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To tend the sick, injured, etc. as a nurse.
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A person trained to provide medical care for the sick or disabled, especially one who is licensed and works in a hospital or physician's office.
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To serve as a nurse for.

Nursed the patient back to health.

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To cause or allow to take milk from the breast or teat.
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To try to cure by special care or treatment.

Nurse a cough with various remedies.

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To treat carefully, especially in order to prevent pain.

Nursed an injury.

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(archaic) A wet-nurse.
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A person (usually a woman) who takes care of other people's young.

They hired a nurse to care for their young boy.

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A person trained to provide care for the sick.

The nurse made her rounds through the hospital ward.

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One who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like.
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(nautical) A lieutenant or first officer who takes command when the captain is unfit for his place.
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A larva of certain trematodes, which produces cercariae by asexual reproduction.
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A nurse shark.
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To breast feed.

She believes that nursing her baby will make him strong and healthy.

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To care for the sick.

She nursed him back to health.

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To treat kindly and with extra care.

She nursed the rosebush and that season it bloomed.

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To drink slowly.
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To foster, to nourish.
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To hold closely to one's chest.

Would you like to nurse the puppy?

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To strike (billiard balls) gently, so as to keep them in good position during a series of shots.
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To try to cure by special care or treatment.

Nurse a cough with various remedies.

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A woman hired to take full care of another's young child or children; nursemaid.
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A worker bee or ant that cares for the young.
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Origin of nurse

  • Middle English norice, nurse wet nurse from Old French norrice from Vulgar Latin nutrīcia from Late Latin nūtrīcia from feminine of Latin nūtrīcius that suckles from nūtrīx nūtrīc- wet nurse (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant form of the archaic nourice, from Old French norrice, from Latin nutricius (“that nourishes"), from nutrix (“wet nurse"), from nutrire (“to suckle").

    From Wiktionary