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[ gahrd-ning ]


  1. the act of cultivating or tending a garden.
  2. the work or art of a gardener.


/ ˈɡɑːdənɪŋ /


    1. the planning and cultivation of a garden
    2. ( as modifier )

      gardening gloves

“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gardening1

First recorded in 1570–80; garden + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

If you’ve been waiting to grab a pair of headphones, that air fryer your friend can’t stop praising, or a new set of gardening tools, you may as well wait to see the deals offered during this year’s Amazon’s Prime Day.

Recently, a colleague and I have been experimenting with a hydroponic gardening farm stand that works both outside and indoors called Lettuce Grow, and it’s thriving with herbs, lettuces, and vegetables.

There’s hope in gardening, watching seedlings rise out of the ground to provide food and beauty, and knowing that they’ve been doing so for thousands of years.

I used to think of gardening as a chore—the weeding, the grass-mowing, the pruning.

Burpee is one of the best and most accessible names for organic seeds and soils, and great gardening gear.

The machismo of Afghan male culture apparently coexists with a little-noted passion for gardening.

The Colorado Republican described gardening as a “very relaxing hobby” while reflecting on the closely fought primary.

They sit on corners waiting for some guy to come by to get the gardening done at his estate.

She also reveals to Vogue her penchant for gardening and Mexican food.

Gardening was limited and grass was left to grow noticeably longer.

Where is it that I have read, that a Frenchman has no idea of gardening?

Above all, we had the perpetual incentive of gardening to keep our eyes toward the future.

Many of the landes were cleared and converted into excellent pasturage, and on the coast market-gardening made great progress.

I wish I were a half-pay captain, with a wife and three children, a taste for gardening, and a poney-carriage.

It does, however, include the cream of the list for general-purpose gardening.


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