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garden

Syllabification: gar·den
Pronunciation: /ˈɡärdn
 
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Definition of garden in English:

noun

1A piece of ground, often near a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables.
Example sentences
  • What if you don't want to give up space in the flower garden to grow fruit, or if your soil is too poor?
  • The patch of ground she was sweeping is now a smart lawn rimmed with flowers and a vegetable garden.
  • To extend the growing season, he said his students also grow flowers in the garden's border.
Synonyms
yard, plot, bed, patch, lawn;
flower bed, flower garden, vegetable garden, herb garden;
1.1 (gardens) Ornamental grounds laid out for public enjoyment and recreation: botanical gardens
More example sentences
  • The water department is trying to recycle these sources of waste water for further use, such as watering parks and public gardens or street-cleaning.
  • We've got a beautiful arboretum and gorgeous public gardens and a world class aquarium and nature trails and historical mansions.
  • Private gardens, public parks, tall avenue trees, lake and ponds; these are the features of Bangalore than multiplexes and neon signs.
2 [in names] North American A large public hall: Madison Square Garden
More example sentences
  • There is a mystique about Madison Square Garden that makes it a special place for many NHL players.

verb

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Cultivate or work in a garden.
Example sentences
  • Believe it or not, although I have gardened for years on a property that contains plants from fruit trees through small alpines, I do not own a pressure sprayer.
  • In the fifteen years I've gardened in the desert I have yet to find a variety of tomato meant for fresh-off-the-vine eating that produces as reliably and abundantly as this classic example of a hybrid plant variety.
  • If you've gardened for more than a season or two you have almost certainly run into this concept, and learned that it is a straightforward process that gradually acclimates the seedling to life in the great outdoors.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Northern French gardin, variant of Old French jardin, of Germanic origin; related to yard2.

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