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Definition of Nurse


  1. One who nourishes; a person who supplies food, tends, or brings up; as: (a) A woman who has the care of young children; especially, one who suckles an infant not her own. (b) A person, especially a woman, who has the care of the sick or infirm.
  2. One who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like.
  3. A lieutenant or first officer, who is the real commander when the captain is unfit for his place.
  4. A peculiar larva of certain trematodes which produces cercariae by asexual reproduction. See Cercaria, and Redia.
  5. Either one of the nurse sharks.
  6. To nourish; to cherish; to foster
  7. To nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend, as an infant.
  8. To take care of or tend, as a sick person or an invalid; to attend upon.
  9. To bring up; to raise, by care, from a weak or invalid condition; to foster; to cherish; -- applied to plants, animals, and to any object that needs, or thrives by, attention.
  10. To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase; as, to nurse our national resources.
  11. To caress; to fondle, as a nurse does.
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Nurse Translations

nurse in Afrikaans is verpleeg, suster, verpleegster
nurse in Danish is sygeplejerske, se after, pleje
nurse in Dutch is verzorgen, zorgen voor, verplegen
nurse in Finnish is hoitaa
nurse in Italian is allattamento, coltivare, badare
nurse in Norwegian is sykepleierske
nurse in Portuguese is enfermeira
nurse in Spanish is enfermera, acostumbrar