Antonyms for nurse


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : nurs
Phonetic Transcription : nɜrs


Definition of nurse

Origin :
  • 12c., nurrice "wet-nurse, foster-mother to a young child" (modern form from late 14c.), from Old French norrice "foster-mother, wet-nurse, nanny" (source of proper name Norris), from Late Latin *nutricia "nurse, governess, tutoress," noun use of fem. of Latin nutricius "that suckles, nourishes," from nutrix (genitive nutricis) "wet-nurse," from nutrire "to suckle" (see nourish). Meaning "person who takes care of sick" in English first recorded 1580s.
  • noun person who tends to sick, cares for someone
  • verb care for, tend
  • verb give milk, usually from breast
Example sentences :
  • You were scarcely two years old, when you and your nurse suddenly disappeared.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • She and her nurse had been stolen from the Ionian coast, by Greek pirates.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • When Nurse had gone she would lie still in her cot, waiting.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • My mother has been very ill; and would have no other nurse but me.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • As between child and parent or nurse it is not argued about because it is inevitable.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • A nurse stayed behind the screen, and her work was done by the others.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • When the night nurse came on at seven, everything was all right.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • There were no rules to cover such conduct on the part of a nurse.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Far away was the night nurse's desk, with its lamp, its annunciator, its pile of records.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He watched her go down the hall toward the night nurse's desk.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Synonyms for nurse

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