nursery Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"nursery" in British English

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nurserynoun [C]

uk   /ˈnɜː.sər.i/  us   /ˈnɝː.sɚ-/

nursery noun [C] (FOR CHILDREN)

B2 UK a ​place where ​youngchildren and ​babies are taken ​care of while ​theirparents are at ​work: Does Jake go to a nursery or a ​childminder? a ​room in a ​house where ​smallchildrensleep and ​play
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nursery noun [C] (FOR PLANTS)

a ​place where ​plants and ​trees are ​grown, ​especially for ​sale

nurseryadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈnɜː.sər.i/  us   /ˈnɝː.sɚ-/
relating to the ​teaching of ​children who are between the ​ages of two or three to five ​yearsold: Do you ​think the ​state should ​providefree nursery education?
(Definition of nursery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nursery" in American English

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nurserynoun [C]

 us   /ˈnɜr·sər·i/

nursery noun [C] (CHILD CARE)

a ​place where ​youngchildren and ​babies are ​cared for while ​theirparents are ​somewhereelse: The ​store has a nursery where you can ​leaveyourchildren while you ​shop. dated A nursery is also a child’s ​room in a ​house.

nursery noun [C] (PLANTS)

a ​place where ​plants and ​trees are ​grown, usually for ​sale
(Definition of nursery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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