- [noun] one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
- [noun] a woman who is the custodian of children
Synonyms: nanny, maid
- [verb] try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
- [verb] maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
Synonyms: harbor, harbour, hold, entertain
- [verb] serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
- [verb] treat carefully; "He nursed his injured back by liyng in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
- [verb] give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
Synonyms: breastfeed, bottle-feed, suckle, suck, wet-lactate, give suck
graduate nurse, trained nurse
licensed practical nurse, LPN, practical nurse
matron, head nurse
probationer, student nurse
registered nurse, RN
- scrub nurse
- visiting nurse
Cavell, Edith Cavell, Edith Louisa Cavell
Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, the Lady with the Lamp
Sanger, Margaret Sanger, Margaret Higgins Sanger
- dry nurse
wet nurse, wet-nurse, wetnurse, amah