Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “nursing”

nursing

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈnɜː.sɪŋ/ us    /ˈnɝː-/
describes a woman who is feeding her baby with her own breast milk: Nursing mothers are advised to eat plenty of leafy green vegetables.

nursing

noun [U] uk   /ˈnɜː.sɪŋ/ us    /ˈnɝː-/

nursing noun [U] (JOB)

the job of being a nurse: She studied nursing at Garfield Hospital.

nursing noun [U] (FEEDING)

the act of a woman feeding a baby with milk from her breasts: Nursing is preferable to bottle-feeding in most cases.
(Definition of nursing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of nursing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “nursing” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More