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foster British & World English

Encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable)

foster- British & World English

Denoting someone that has a specified family connection through fostering

foster English Thesaurus

a ruler known for fostering the arts

Foster New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Sir Norman (Robert), Baron Foster of Thames Bank (b.1935), English architect

Foster, Jodie British & World English

(B.1962), American film actress; born Alicia Christian Foster. She has won Oscars for her performances in The Accused (1988) and Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Foster, Sir Norman British & World English

Baron Foster of Thames Bank (b.1935), English architect; full name Norman Robert Foster. His work is notable for its sophisticated engineering approach and technological style. Examples include the Terminal Zone at Stansted Airport (1991) and the German Reichstag building in Berlin (1998)

Foster, Stephen British & World English

(1826–64), American composer; full name Stephen Collins Foster. He wrote more than 200 songs and, though a Northerner, was best known for songs which captured the Southern plantation spirit, such as ‘Oh! Susannah’ (1848) and ‘Camptown Races’ (1850)

foster care British & World English

Temporary custody or guardianship for children whose parents are dead or unable to look after them properly

foster home British & World English

A residential institution providing care and guardianship for children whose parents are dead or unable to look after them properly

foster child British & World English

A child who has been placed in foster care

foster family British & World English

A family that provides custody or guardianship for children whose parents are dead or unable to look after them properly

foster father British & World English

A man in relation to the child or children whom he is fostering

foster mother British & World English

A woman in relation to the child or children whom she is fostering

Dulles, John Foster British & World English

(1888–1959), American Republican statesman and international lawyer. He was the US adviser at the founding of the United Nations in 1945 and negotiated the peace treaty with Japan in 1951

Norman Robert Foster in Foster, Sir Norman British & World English

Baron Foster of Thames Bank (b.1935), English architect; full name Norman Robert Foster. His work is notable for its sophisticated engineering approach and technological style. Examples include the Terminal Zone at Stansted Airport (1991) and the German Reichstag building in Berlin (1998)

Alicia Christian Foster in Foster, Jodie British & World English

(B.1962), American film actress; born Alicia Christian Foster. She has won Oscars for her performances in The Accused (1988) and Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Stephen Collins Foster in Foster, Stephen British & World English

(1826–64), American composer; full name Stephen Collins Foster. He wrote more than 200 songs and, though a Northerner, was best known for songs which captured the Southern plantation spirit, such as ‘Oh! Susannah’ (1848) and ‘Camptown Races’ (1850)