a plot of ground, usually near a house, where flowers, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, or herbs are cultivated.
a piece of ground or other space, commonly with ornamental plants, trees, etc., used as a park or other public recreation area: a public garden.
a fertile and delightful spot or region.
British. yard2 (def. 1).
pertaining to, produced in, or suitable for cultivation or use in a garden: fresh garden vegetables; garden furniture.
to lay out, cultivate, or tend a garden.
to cultivate as a garden.
Idioms about garden
lead up / down the garden path, to deceive or mislead in an enticing way; lead on; delude: The voters had been led up the garden path too often to take a candidate's promises seriously.
- gar·den·a·ble, adjective
- gar·den·less, adjective
- gar·den·like, adjective
- un·gar·dened, adjective
- well-gardened, adjective
Other definitions for Garden (2 of 2)
Alexander, 1730?–91, U.S. naturalist, born in Scotland.
Mary, 1877–1967, U.S. soprano.
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How to use garden in a sentence
Although it might seem like garden variety sweat, it’s different from the watery eccrine type.Stinky success: Scientists identify the chemistry of B.O. | Alison Pearce Stevens | September 15, 2020 | Science News For Students
Tapping into walled garden data is critical for advertisersThe ability to capture first-party customer data is perhaps the most significant benefit for advertisers.The race to frictionless consumer journeys is expanding beyond marketplaces | acuityads | September 10, 2020 | Digiday
If the weather’s good and you have access to a garden or a park nearby, take your workout outside—grass doesn’t need a thorough de-stink after your air squats.Working out at home? Here’s how to keep your house from smelling like a gym. | Harry Guinness | September 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
They’re not a social-media platform—connections are made, but often it’s through linking to other digital gardens, or gathering in forums like Reddit and Telegram to nerd out over code.Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet | Tanya Basu | September 3, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
So far, they’ve set up 217 hubs across the country and reached an estimated 10,000 gardens, Kleinman says.Mutual Aid Groups Reckon With the Future: ‘We Don’t Want This to Just Be a Fad’ | Tim Donnelly | September 2, 2020 | Eater
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
But they had not quit and here they now were as the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums came into the garden.
No sign of any North Koreans, just lots of common, or garden, internet cybercriminals.
After all, you prepare your home, car, garden and other things for the seasonal change, so why not your body?
Miyazaki is frank in his interviews with Sunada, whom he allows to tag along to his studio, his garden, and his private atelier.
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Ten minutes later, veiled and cloaked, she stepped out alone into the garden.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
It goes without saying that Ferns of all kinds are interesting plants to grow in the garden and house.
Of course it is only the hardiest Ferns which can be expected to grow well in the town garden.
In such conditions many kinds which do not flourish very freely in the open garden, grow into handsome specimens.
British Dictionary definitions for garden
an area of land, usually planted with grass, trees, flowerbeds, etc, adjoining a house: US and Canadian word: yard
(as modifier): a garden chair
an area of land used for the cultivation of ornamental plants, herbs, fruit, vegetables, trees, etc
(as modifier): garden tools Related adjective: horticultural
(often plural) such an area of land that is open to the public, sometimes part of a park: botanical gardens
a fertile and beautiful region
(as modifier): a garden paradise
(modifier) provided with or surrounded by a garden or gardens: a garden flat
lead a person up the garden path informal to mislead or deceive a person
common or garden informal ordinary; unexceptional
to work in, cultivate, or take care of (a garden, plot of land, etc)
- gardenless, adjective
- garden-like, adjective
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Other Idioms and Phrases with garden
In addition to the idiom beginning with garden
- garden variety
- lead down the garden path
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