- a person trained to care for the sick or infirm, especially in a hospital.；a person employed or trained to take charge of young children
- give medical and other attention to (a sick person)；care for the sick and infirm, especially as a profession
verb: nurse, 3rd person present: nurses, gerund or present participle: nursing, past tense: nursed, past participle: nursed
- 1. a person trained to care for the sick or infirm, especially in a hospital. 同義詞
- ▪ a person employed or trained to take charge of young children her mother's old nurse 同義詞
- ▪ a wet nurse.
- ▪ a tree or crop planted as a shelter to others.
- ▪ a worker bee, ant, or other social insect, caring for a young brood.
- 1. give medical and other attention to (a sick person) she nursed the girl through a dangerous illness 同義詞
- ▪ care for the sick and infirm, especially as a profession she nursed at the hospital for thirty years
- ▪ try to cure or alleviate (an injury, injured part, or illness) by treating it carefully and protectively he has been nursing a cold he nursed his hurt pride 同義詞
- ▪ hold closely and carefully or caressingly he nursed his small case on his lap
- ▪ hold (a cup or glass) in one's hands, drinking from it occasionally I nursed a double brandy
- ▪ harbor (a belief or feeling), especially for a long time I still nurse anger and resentment 同義詞
- ▪ take special care of, especially to promote development or well-being our political unity needs to be protected and nursed 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. feed (a baby) at the breast the women nursed their babies lionesses who were nursing their own cubs 同義詞
- ▪ be fed at the breast the baby snuffled as he nursed
- ▪ dated be brought up in (a specified condition) he was nursed in the lap of plenty
- 3. try to play strokes which keep (the balls) close together.