verb (used with object), nursed, nurs·ing.
verb (used without object), nursed, nurs·ing.
- nurmi, paavo,
- nurse a drink,
- nurse a grudge,
- nurse anesthetist,
- nurse crop,
- nurse practitioner
Origin of nurse
Examples from the Web for nurse
At the hospital, I was told to wait, and was given some tea by a nurse.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I learn by the third day to tell the nurse privately to make mine mostly orange juice.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then Allison went back to Pacey, and Noah went back to Nurse Abby from E.R.How Will They End ‘The Affair’? Showtime’s Adultery Drama Defies Predictability|Tim Teeman|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She set a career nominations record with her 21st nod—all in the TV fields—for Best Actress in a Comedy for Nurse Jackie.Jennifer Aniston, Oscar Nominee? 5 Takeaways from the 2015 SAG Award Nominations|Kevin Fallon|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Phyllis, who was a nurse, went down to Mississippi to provide medical care for people like Joan.
We found that Mrs. Spiker had secured her rights, and was on duty that day as nurse.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
And no company had she but her foster-sister, and an old woman who had been her nurse.The Red Romance Book|Various
Ah, but there was my sweet little St. Sulpice girl, with her nurse, or companion.
Louis soon recovered; indeed with such a nurse he could not fail to get well.
Little Thais loved Ahmes like a father, like a mother, like a nurse, and like a dog.Thais|Anatole France
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for nurse
12c., nurrice "wet-nurse, foster-mother to a young child" (modern form from late 14c.), from Old French norrice "foster-mother, wet-nurse, nanny" (source of proper name Norris), from Late Latin *nutricia "nurse, governess, tutoress," noun use of fem. of Latin nutricius "that suckles, nourishes," from nutrix (genitive nutricis) "wet-nurse," from nutrire "to suckle" (see nourish). Meaning "person who takes care of sick" in English first recorded 1580s.
"dog fish, shark," late 15c., of unknown origin.
1530s, "to suckle (an infant);" 1520s in the passive sense, "to bring up" (a child); alteration of Middle English nurshen (13c.; see nourish), Sense of "take care of (a sick person)" is first recorded 1736. Related: Nursed; nursing.