HyperDic: nurse

English > 7 senses of the word nurse:
NOUNperson nurseone skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
person nurse, nanny, nursemaida woman who is the custodian of children
VERBbodynursetry to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
emotionnurse, harbor, harbour, hold, entertainmaintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
socialnurseserve as a nurse
socialnursetreat carefully
consumptionnurse, breastfeed, suckle, suck, wet-nurse, lactate, give suckgive suck to
nurse > pronunciation
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English > nurse: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningOne skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician).
InstancesCavell, Edith Cavell, Edith Louisa CavellEnglish nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape
Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, Lady with the LampEnglish nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
Sanger, Margaret Sanger, Margaret Higgins SangerUnited States nurse who campaigned for birth control and planned parenthood
Member ofnurse-patient relationThe responsibility of a nurse to act in the best interests of the patient
Narrowerfoster-nurseA nurse who raises another woman's child as her own
graduate nurse, trained nursesomeone who has completed the course of study (including hospital practice) at a nurses training school
head nurseThe person in charge of nursing in a medical institution
licensed practical nurse, LPN, practical nurseA nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick
matronA woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
midwife, accoucheuseA woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
probationer, student nurseA nurse in training who is undergoing a trial period
registered nurse, RNA graduate nurse who has passed examinations for registration
scrub nurseA nurse who helps a surgeon prepare for surgery
visiting nurseA nurse who is paid to visit the sick in their homes
Broaderhealth professional, primary care provider, PCP, health care provider, caregiverA person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
Spanishenfermera, enfermero
Catalaninfermera, infermer
Verbsnursetry to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
nurseserve as a nurse
English > nurse: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA woman who is the custodian of children.
Synonymsnanny, nursemaid
Narrowerdry nurseA nurse who cares for but does not suckle an infant
mammyAn offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
wet nurse, wet-nurse, wetnurse, amahA woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
Broaderkeepersomeone in charge of other people
woman, adult femaleAn adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Spanishama, aya, chichi, nana, niñera, nodriza, norsa, nurse, pilmama, tata
Catalanmainadera
Verbsnursegive suck to
English > nurse: 7 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningtry to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he nurse his foot?
Example"He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
Categorymedicine, practice of medicineThe learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Catalancuidar-se
Nounsnurseone skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
nursingthe work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
English > nurse: 7 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningMaintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsharbor, harbour, hold, entertain
Broaderfeel, experienceUndergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
Spanishabrigar, albergar, mantener
Catalanabrigar, considerar
English > nurse: 7 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningServe as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broadercare, give careProvide care for
Spanishcuidar
Catalancuidar, tenir cura
Nounsnurseone skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
nursingthe work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
nursingthe profession of a nurse
English > nurse: 7 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningtreat carefully.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"
  • "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
Broadertreat, handle, do byinteract in a certain way
Nounsnursera person who treats something carefully
English > nurse: 7 senses > verb 5, consumption
Meaninggive suck to.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "The wetnurse suckled the infant"
  • "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
Synonymsbreastfeed, suckle, suck, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck
Entailed bywean, ablactategradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
Broaderfeed, giveGive food to
Oppositebottlefeedfeed (infants) with a bottle
Similar tosuckDraw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
Spanishamamantar, dar de mamar, lactar
Catalanalletar
Nounsnursea woman who is the custodian of children
nurserya child's room for a baby
nursingnourishing at the breast

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