gardening

[ gahrd-ning ]
/ ˈgɑrd nɪŋ /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. garden-path,
  2. garden-variety,
  3. gardena,
  4. gardener,
  5. gardenia,
  6. gardening leave,
  7. garderobe,
  8. gardiner,
  9. gardiner, stephen,
  10. gardner

Origin of gardening

First recorded in 1570–80; garden + -ing1

Origin of garden

1300–50; Middle English gardin < Old North French gardin, Old French jardin < Germanic; compare Old High German gartin-, German Garten, yard2

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for gardening

gardening

/ (ˈɡɑːdənɪŋ) /

noun

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

garden

/ (ˈɡɑːdən) /

noun

adjective

common or garden informal ordinary; unexceptional

verb

to work in, cultivate, or take care of (a garden, plot of land, etc)
Derived Formsgardenless, adjectivegarden-like, adjective

Word Origin for garden

C14: from Old French gardin, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German gart enclosure; see yard ² (sense 1)

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Word Origin and History for gardening
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Idioms and Phrases with gardening

garden

In addition to the idiom beginning with garden

  • garden variety

also see:

  • lead down the garden path
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