verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- garda síochána,
- garda, lake,
- garden apartment,
- garden center,
- garden centre,
- garden city,
- garden cress
Origin of garden
- 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
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.
lead up the garden path
see lead down the garden path.
In addition to the idiom beginning with garden
- garden variety
- lead down the garden path