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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

Even Helen Keller, who was born blind and deaf, could see God. No doubt, in her silent darkness, every fragrant flower, every ray of the warm sun, every taste that touched her tongue told her that there was a God who created all things. Jodie Foster shouldn't therefore be surprised that people are surprised that she's an atheist.
Ray Comfort

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

I believe our legacy will be defined by the accomplishments and fearless nature by which our daughters and sons take on the global challenges we face. I also wonder if perhaps the most lasting expression of one's humility lies in our ability to foster and mentor our children.
Naveen Jain

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