- to feed and protect: to nurture one's offspring.
- to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture promising musicians.
- to bring up; train; educate.
- rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like.
- development: the nurture of young artists.
- something that nourishes; nourishment; food.
Origin of nurture
Synonyms for nurture
Examples from the Web for well-nurtured
Historical Examples of well-nurtured
She started me poor and in rags: I was above repining, and called myself rich and well-nurtured.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
Thus far his life had been precisely like that of any other well-nurtured lad of twenty-two.A Transient Guest
The well-nurtured gentleman, even in that case, will only look unhappy and say not a word.Ayala's Angel
No sound civilization is possible except in a community which in the mass is not only well-nurtured but well-bred.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)
He embodied a sound, well-nurtured type and brought to it hardly an individual variation.The Shadow of Life
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
- the act or process of promoting the development, etc, of a child
- something that nourishes
- biology the environmental factors that partly determine the structure of an organismSee also nature (def. 12)
- to feed or support
- to educate or train
Word Origin for nurture
"to feed or nourish," early 15c., from nurture (n.). Related: Nurtured; nurturing.
c.1300, "breeding, upbringing," from Old French norture, nourreture "food, nourishment; education, training," from Late Latin nutritia (see nursery).