Hypertext Webster Gateway: "nourish"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nourish \Nour"ish\, v. i.
1. To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.

Grains and roots nourish more than their leaves.

2. To gain nourishment. [R.] --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nourish \Nour"ish\, n.
A nurse. [Obs.] --Hoolland.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nourish \Nour"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nourished}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Nourishing}.] [OE. norisen, norischen, OF. nurir,
nurrir, norir, F. norrir, fr. L. nutrire. Cf. {Nurse},
{Nutriment}, and see {-ish}.]
1. To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which
increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to
furnish with nutriment.

He planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
--Is. xliv.

2. To support; to maintain.

Whiles I in Ireland nourish a mighty band. --Shak.

3. To supply the means of support and increase to; to
encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish
the virtues. ``Nourish their contentions.'' --Hooker.

4. To cherish; to comfort.

Ye have nourished your hearts. --James v. 5.

5. To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to
promote the growth of in attainments. --Chaucer.

Nourished up in the words of faith. --1 Tim. iv.

Syn: To cherish; feed; supply. See {Nurture}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread
and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for
young children" [syn: {nurture}, {sustain}]
2: give nourishment to [syn: {nutrify}, {aliment}]

Additional Hypertext Webster Gateway Lookup

Enter word here:
Exact Approx

Gateway by dict@stokkie.net
stock only wrote the gateway and does not have any control over the contents; see the Webster Gateway FAQ, and also the Back-end/database links and credits.