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Definition of 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

As a father, I believe that involving children in sports at a young age is generally, a wise proposition. I believe that healthy competition is... well... healthy; that sporting events foster a spirit of teamwork that far surpasses the events themselves; and that active participation keeps children moving and is good for their self-esteem.
Naveen Jain

All relationships change the brain - but most important are the intimate bonds that foster or fail us, altering the delicate circuits that shape memories, emotions and that ultimate souvenir, the self.
Diane Ackerman

It can literally change someone's life; it's very positive for young teenagers to get into cosplay if they do it with their friends or with supervision from their parents - it can really foster their social skills.
Yaya Han

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

John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization.
Norodom Sihanouk
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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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