noun, plural nurs·er·ies.
- nursemaid's elbow,
- nursery rhyme,
- nursery rhymes,
- nursery school,
- nursery slopes,
- nursery stakes
Origin of nursery
Examples from the Web for nursery
Mrs. Kouachi works at a nursery and has worn the veil since she made the pilgrimage to Mecca in 2008.
One song interweaves adult themes into nursery rhyme cadence.
It tracks light, noise, and temperature in the nursery, as well as baby's heart rate and sleep position.Are We Turning Our Babies Into Real Life Tamagotchis?|Brandy Zadrozny|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Britain, asked by Nursery World, “How are you supporting working mothers?”
The judge suggested they mind their nursery rhymes—Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.‘Out in the Night’ and the Redemption of the ‘Killer Lesbian Gang'|Nina Strochlic|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Peterkins was too large to sleep in the nursery, so he had a nice cozy dog-house under the grape arbor.Raggedy Ann Stories|Johnny Gruelle
I think it is best that he should be here, and as the nursery is at the top of the house he will not be in anyone's way.The Lost Heir|G. A. Henty
They'll take you for a nursery governess, or a piano-tuner, or a bill!An American Girl in London|Sara Jeannette Duncan
Some of the nursery recollections were the reverse of merry.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards
I was hardly five then, and going up to the nursery from downstairs had my supper-cake in my hand, only a few mouthfuls left.An Englishwoman's Love-Letters|Anonymous
noun plural -ries
- a room in a house set apart for use by children
- (as modifier)nursery wallpaper
- a series of cannons with the three balls adjacent to a cushion, esp near a corner pocket
- a cannon in such a series
c.1400, "breeding, nursing," from Old French norture, norreture "food, nourishment; education, training," from Late Latin nutritia "a nursing, suckling," from Latin nutrire "to nourish, suckle" (see nourish). Meaning "place or room for infants and young children and their nurse" is from c.1300. As a type of school, 1580s. Horticultural sense is from 1560s. Nursery rhyme is from 1832.