HyperDic: foster

English > 5 senses of the word foster / Foster:
VERBsocialfoster, furtherpromote the growth of
socialfosterbring up under fosterage
communicationfoster, nurturehelp develop, help grow
ADJECTIVEallfoster, surrogateproviding or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
NOUNperson Foster, Stephen Foster, Stephen Collins FosterUnited States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
foster / Foster > pronunciation
Soundsfaa'ster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > foster: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningProviding or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties.
Examples
  • "foster parent"
  • "foster child"
  • "foster home"
Synonymsurrogate
BroaderadoptiveOf parents and children
Spanishadoptivo, criado
Catalanadoptiu, criat
English > Foster: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864).
SynonymsStephen Foster, Stephen Collins Foster
Instance ofsongwriter, songster, ballad makerA composer of words / words or music for popular songs
SpanishStephen Collins Foster, Stephen Foster
CatalanStephen Foster
English > foster: 5 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningPromote the growth of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Foster our children's well-being and education"
Synonymfurther
Broaderpromote, advance, boost, further, encouragecontribute to the progress or growth of
Spanishdesarrollar, fomentar, incentivar, promover
Nounsfosteringhelping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
fostering, fosterageencouragement
English > foster: 5 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBring up under fosterage; of children.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderrear, raise, bring up, nurture, parentBring up
Spanishcriar
Catalancriar
English > foster: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningHelp develop, help grow.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymnurture
Narrowerpatronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep goingBe a regular customer or client of
serve, serve wellPromote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to
Broaderencourageinspire with confidence
Spanishnutrir
Nounsfostering, fosteragehelping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
fosteringencouragement

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