Hypertext Webster Gateway: "garden"

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

Garden \Gar"den\ (g[aum]r"d'n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin,
jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G.
garten; akin to AS. geard. See {Yard} an inclosure.]
1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of
herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.

2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.

I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy, The pleasant
garden of great Italy. --Shak.

Note: Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden
walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.

{Garden balsam}, an ornamental plant ({Impatiens Balsamina}).

{Garden engine}, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering

{Garden glass}.
(a) A bell glass for covering plants.
(b) A globe of dark-colored glass, mounted on a pedestal,
to reflect surrounding objects; -- much used as an
ornament in gardens in Germany.

{Garden house}
(a) A summer house. --Beau. & Fl.
(b) A privy. [Southern U.S.]

{Garden husbandry}, the raising on a small scale of seeds,
fruits, vegetables, etc., for sale.

{Garden} {mold or mould}, rich, mellow earth which is fit for
a garden. --Mortimer.

{Garden nail}, a cast nail used, for fastening vines to brick
walls. --Knight.

{Garden net}, a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc.,
to protect them from birds.

{Garden party}, a social party held out of doors, within the
grounds or garden attached to a private residence.

{Garden plot}, a plot appropriated to a garden.

{Garden pot}, a watering pot.

{Garden pump}, a garden engine; a barrow pump.

{Garden shears}, large shears, for clipping trees and hedges,
pruning, etc.

{Garden spider}, (Zo["o]l.), the diadem spider ({Epeira
diadema}), common in gardens, both in Europe and America.
It spins a geometrical web. See {Geometric spider}, and
{Spider web}.

{Garden stand}, a stand for flower pots.

{Garden stuff}, vegetables raised in a garden. [Colloq.]

{Garden syringe}, a syringe for watering plants, sprinkling
them with solutions for destroying insects, etc.

{Garden truck}, vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]

{Garden ware}, garden truck. [Obs.] --Mortimer.

{Bear garden}, {Botanic garden}, etc. See under {Bear}, etc.

{Hanging garden}. See under {Hanging}.

{Kitchen garden}, a garden where vegetables are cultivated
for household use.

{Market garden}, a piece of ground where vegetable are
cultivated to be sold in the markets for table use.

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

Garden \Gar"den\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gardened}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Gardening}.]
To lay out or cultivate a garden; to labor in a garden; to
practice horticulture.

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

Garden \Gar"den\, v. t.
To cultivate as a garden.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
2: the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are
cultivated in a garden
3: a yard or lawn adjoining a house
v : work in the garden

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