Definition of “nursery” - English Dictionary

“nursery” in British English

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nurserynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnɜː.sər.i/ us /ˈnɝː.sɚ.i/

nursery noun [ C ] (FOR CHILDREN)

B2 UK a place where young children and babies are taken care of while their parents are at work:

Does Jake go to a nursery or a childminder?

a room in a house where small children sleep and play

More examples

  • This type of nursery care may well be the best choice for your child.
  • We've fitted up the spare room as a nursery.
  • The office complex has an on-site nursery.
  • The nursery has 30 babies on the books and 13 on the waiting list.

nurseryadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈnɜː.sər.i/ us /ˈnɝː.sɚ.i/

(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 young children and babies are cared for while their parents are somewhere else:

The store has a nursery where you can leave your children 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)