Definitions of nurse

  1. give suck to; " The wetnurse suckled the infant"; " You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
  2. maintain; as of a theory, thoughts, or feelings; " bear a grudge"; " hold a grudge"
  3. a woman who is the custodian of children
  4. serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
  5. one skilled in caring for the sick ( usually under the supervision of a physician)
  6. try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; " He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
  7. treat carefully; " He nursed his injured back by liyng in bed several hours every afternoon"; " He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
  8. one skilled in caring for young children or the sick ( usually under the supervision of a physician)
  9. maintain ( a theory, thoughts, or feelings); " bear a grudge"; " entertain interesting notions"; " harbor a resentment"
  10. 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.
  11. One who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like.
  12. A lieutenant or first officer, who is the real commander when the captain is unfit for his place.
  13. A peculiar larva of certain trematodes which produces cercariae by asexual reproduction. See Cercaria, and Redia.
  14. Either one of the nurse sharks.
  15. To nourish; to cherish; to foster
  16. To nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend, as an infant.
  17. To take care of or tend, as a sick person or an invalid; to attend upon.
  18. To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase; as, to nurse our national resources.
  19. To caress; to fondle, as a nurse does.
  20. 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.
  21. Professionals qualified by education at an accredited school of nursing and licensed by state law to practice nursing. They provide services to patients requiring assistance in recovering or maintaining their physical or mental health.
  22. A woman who has the care of the children of another person; one who tends the sick or infirm; one who, or that which, protects or fosters.
  23. To tend or suckle, as an infant; bring up; tend in sickness; promote growth or vigor in; encourage.
  24. To suckle; of an infant, to suck.
  25. 1. To suckle, to give suck to an infant. 2. To perform all the necessary offices in the care of the sick. 3. A woman who has the care of an infant or young child. 4. One who has the care of a sick person, performing all the necessary offices in relation to the toilet, giving of food and medicine, etc., under the direction of the physician.
  26. A woman who nourishes an infant: a mother, while her infant is at the breast: one who has the care of infants or of the sick: ( hort.) a shrub or tree which protects a young plant.
  27. To tend, as an infant, or a sick person: to bring up: to manage with care and economy.
  28. One who nourishes or tends a child or sick person.
  29. To tend, as a child or sick person; to manage with care.
  30. To care for, as a child or a sick person; suckle; nourish; cherish.
  31. One who nurses a child or a sick person.
  32. A woman who has care of infants or children; one who suckles children; one who tends the sick; he who or that which nourishes or protects; the state of being nursed.
  33. To suckle; to tend in infancy or sickness; to feed; to bring up; to cherish; to promote growth in; to foster or encourage; to manage with care and economy.
  34. A woman who has the care of infants or young children; a woman who suckles the infant of another, familiarly called a wet- nurse; one having the care of a sick person; he or that which cherishes or promotes.
  35. To suckle; to nourish at the breast, as an infant; to attend and take care of in sickness; to cherish; to manage with care and economy.

Usage examples for nurse

  1. In response to his knock, a nurse appeared in the doorway. – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  2. You are the nurse – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  3. The nurse went out of the room. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  4. The nurse an older woman than the first who had spoken to him outside- drew back with dignity. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. The nurse was writing at her little table, when she looked up to see Polly by her side. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  6. Have you help- a doctor- a nurse – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  7. " Where but to see her old nurse Elizabeth? – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  8. Stay with your nurse sir! – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  9. It was all beautiful, only Flaxie wanted to have a " talk" with mamma, but nurse said, " You'd better go down- stairs to play;" and then, not long after supper, she said again, " And now you'd better go to bed!" – The Twin Cousins by Sophie May
  10. The mysterious maid who called herself Maria Consuelo's nurse or keeper, had perhaps spoken the truth. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  11. But while he hesitated the door opened, and Dr. Barrow came hurriedly into the room, followed by a nurse – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  12. She and her mother tried to nurse him back to health. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  13. She's the only nurse I've ever seen who could get Mac to do things. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  14. Nurse Wade, I don't know what's beginning to come over you. – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  15. Only let me help nurse him! – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  16. I don't want to be a nurse any more. – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  17. But nurse said there was none. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  18. " That will never do," said I; " nurse take it off." – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  19. That's not my bus'ness; come, tell me, where's the Nurse – The Fatal Jealousie (1673) by Henry Nevil Payne Commentator: Willard Thorp
  20. I told his nurse to go and he is almost asleep. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey