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
Its beautifully aged wooden exterior houses traditional floor seating and beautiful gardens typical of the area.
Most have mature gardens and tall trees despite the fact they are nothing more than prefabricated structures.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake | Barbie Latza Nadeau | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The “sensory” part of sensory gardens, that is, the integrated sensory experience of nature, seems to provide the best benefits.
And while everyone benefits from gardens, they can provide an extra boost for kids with special needs.
“Gardens can provide kids with disabilities a greater level of autonomy,” said Fried.
Zoological gardens and “wild beast shows” had for him attractions which were quite irresistible.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
Most Korean gentlemen had private archery grounds and targets in the gardens near their houses.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Early on the following morning, I accompanied Count Berchthold to the botanical gardens.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
A people that continually provoke me to anger before my face, that immolate in gardens, and sacrifice upon bricks.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
The hills that formed a cove of the great valley were bright with their houses and gardens, but very quiet.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
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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