Definition of garden in English:


Syllabification: gar·den
Pronunciation: /ˈgärdn


  • 1A piece of ground, often near a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables.
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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.
    yard, plot, bed, patch, lawn; flower bed, flower garden, vegetable garden, herb garden; victory garden
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.

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