- gardening leave,
- gardiner, stephen,
Origin of gardening
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of garden
Examples from the Web for gardening
The machismo of Afghan male culture apparently coexists with a little-noted passion for gardening.
They sit on corners waiting for some guy to come by to get the gardening done at his estate.The Anguish of Alan Simpson, Tragic Hero of Immigration Reform|Eleanor Clift|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She also reveals to Vogue her penchant for gardening and Mexican food.
Gardening was limited and grass was left to grow noticeably longer.Sequester Furloughs Force Government Workers to Change Financial and Career Plans|Miranda Green|August 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One supporter in Philadelphia arrived clutching the gardening book to her chest.Michelle Obama Takes the First Ladies’ Version of the Hippocratic Oath|Allison Yarrow|June 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Our farm-labourers, as a rule, know nothing of gardening, and few of them can command 10 capital.Speculations from Political Economy|C. B. Clarke
I have written from personal experience in the various phases of gardening upon which I have touched in this book.Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
Don't think that you can learn all there is to know about gardening from books.ABC of Gardening|Eben Eugene Rexford
One school may see things from a different point of view to another, yet is there but one art of gardening.Garden-Craft Old and New|John D. Sedding
Such shrewd things mingled with the more ordinary knowledge of our ancestors upon affairs of gardening.
- the planning and cultivation of a garden
- (as modifier)gardening gloves
- an area of land, usually planted with grass, trees, flowerbeds, etc, adjoining a houseUS 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
- a fertile and beautiful region
- (as modifier)a garden paradise
Word Origin for garden
1570s, verbal noun from garden (v.).
c.1300, from Old North French gardin (13c., Modern French jardin), from Vulgar Latin hortus gardinus "enclosed garden," via Frankish *gardo, from Proto-Germanic *gardaz- (cf. Old Frisian garda, Old Saxon gardo, Old High German garto, German Garten "garden," Old English geard "enclosure," see yard (n.1)). Italian giardino, Spanish jardin are from French.
Garden-party is by 1843. Garden variety in figurative sense first recorded 1928. To lead someone up the garden path "entice, deceive" is attested by 1925.
In addition to the idiom beginning with garden
- garden variety
- lead down the garden path