Definition of garden in English:


Line breaks: gar¦den
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːd(ə)n


1chiefly British A piece of ground adjoining a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables: a herb garden [as modifier]: a garden gate
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  • 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.
piece of land, plot;
park, estate, grounds;
North American yard
archaic garth
1.1 (gardens) Ornamental grounds laid out for public enjoyment and recreation: botanical gardens
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  • 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.
1.2 [in names] British A street or square: Burlington Gardens
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  • The large house on the left hand from Burlington garden was built, on a design of the Earl of that title, for him.
2 [in names] North American A large public hall: Madison Square Garden
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  • There is a mystique about Madison Square Garden that makes it a special place for many NHL players.


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Cultivate or work in a garden: she wrote books, kept journals, and gardened
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  • 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.


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


everything in the garden is rosy

British Everything is satisfactory.
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  • Hopefully, the Safer Communities Partnership will develop strategies which will really make a difference to our community, rather than trying to make us think everything in the garden is rosy when it clearly isn't.
  • The manager admitted: ‘That is now just one defeat in 13 and everything in the garden is rosy because we enjoy winning football matches.’
  • He parades his broadmindedness, yet asserts that of course, nonetheless, not everything in the garden is rosy - that you can't just tolerate everything.

the garden of England

A very fertile region of England, in particular Kent or the Vale of Evesham.
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  • It would seem the French have finally accepted that we have the perfect terrain and climate right here in Kent, the garden of England, for producing world-class bubbly.
  • If I were responsible for looking after Kent, the garden of England, it'd be full of weeds.
  • If Kent is the garden of England, this hallowed stretch of coastline is its water feature.



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  • Yvonne, who is a gardener, is happy that guests use the selection of herbs growing in the garden.

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