a small or large modeled representation or tableau of Mary, Joseph, and others around the crib of Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem, as is displayed in homes or erected for exhibition in a community at Christmas season.
a home for foundlings.
British. a day-care center; day nursery.
Animal Behavior. an assemblage of dependent young that are cared for communally.
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How to use crèche in a sentence
Under the guidelines, families would not be separated and detention centers would have a crèche and a skill center.India’s Anti-Immigrant Crackdown Has Torn Apart Families and Locked Up Hundreds. 1.9 Million People Fear They Could Be Next | Neha Thirani Bagri/Dalgaon, India | September 6, 2021 | Time
A special nursery, the "Creche," was built for their children.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell
Along the floor of the ravine that was the only land approach to the Creche moved the twisting, writhing snake of the procession.
It was the expressionless face of an android, a fine example of the Creche's production line.
To tell such a man what the Creche is would be to tie a rope around the neck of every android alive.
There was a moral decay setting in everywhere—the founders of the Creche would never have spoken so.
British Dictionary definitions for crèche
a day nursery for very young children
a supervised play area provided for young children for short periods
a tableau of Christ's Nativity
a foundling home or hospital
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