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Definition 1: one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician) - [noun denoting person]

(nurse is a kind of ...) a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability

(... is a kind of nurse ) a nurse who raises another woman's child as her own

(... is a kind of nurse ) a nurse who is paid to visit the sick in their homes

(... is a kind of nurse ) a nurse who helps a surgeon prepare for surgery

(... is a kind of nurse ) a graduate nurse who has passed examinations for registration

(... is a kind of nurse ) a nurse in training who is undergoing a trial period

(... is a kind of nurse ) a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies

(... is a kind of nurse ) a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution

(... is a kind of nurse ) a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick

(... is a kind of nurse ) the person in charge of nursing in a medical institution

(... is a kind of nurse ) someone who has completed the course of study (including hospital practice) at a nurses training school

(... is an instance of nurse) English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape; was caught and executed by the Germans (1865-1915)

(... is an instance of nurse) English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)

(... is an instance of nurse) United States nurse who campaigned for birth control and planned parenthood; she challenged Gregory Pincus to develop a birth control pill (1883-1966)

(... is a member of nurse) the responsibility of a nurse to act in the best interests of the patient

Definition 2: a woman who is the custodian of children - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for nurse in the sense of this definition

(nurse is a kind of ...) someone in charge of other people

"am I my brother's keeper?"

(nurse is a kind of ...) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

(... is a kind of nurse ) a nurse who cares for but does not suckle an infant

(... is a kind of nurse ) an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.

(... is a kind of nurse ) a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else

Definition 3: try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury - [verb of body]

Samples where nurse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs

(nurse is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

(nurse belongs to category ...) the 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

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 4: give suck to - [verb of consumption]

Samples where nurse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wetnurse suckled the infant
  • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

Synonyms for nurse in the sense of this definition

(nurse is a kind of ...) give food to

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

(nurse has a similar meaning as ...) draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth

"suck the poison from the place where the snake bit" "suck on a straw" "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"

Definition 5: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) - [verb of emotion]

Samples where nurse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bear a grudge
  • entertain interesting notions
  • harbor a resentment

Synonyms for nurse in the sense of this definition

(nurse is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

(nurse is a kind of ...) provide care for

"The nurse was caring for the wounded"

Samples where nurse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon
  • He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly

(nurse is a kind of ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

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