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Definition of Foster

Foster

  1. To feed; to nourish; to support; to bring up.
  2. To cherish; to promote the growth of; to encourage; to sustain and promote; as, to foster genius.
  3. To be nourished or trained up together.
  4. Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; -- applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so called stands in the relation of parent, child, brother, etc., as regards sustenance and nurture, but not by tie of blood.
  5. A forester.
  6. One who, or that which, fosters.

Foster Quotations

Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I'd sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it. I loved anything that moved up there and I didn't miss anything that happened and there was no popcorn either.
Marilyn Monroe

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
Daniel Goleman

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Wendell Berry

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
Wendell Berry

Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks. Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today.
Bruce Willis
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Foster Translations

foster in German is aufziehen, pflegen
foster in Italian is orchestrare
foster in Norwegian is oppmuntre, fostre, ha i pleie
foster in Spanish is alzar
foster in Swedish is fostra

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