foster

See also: Foster

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old English fostor (food, sustenance), from Proto-Germanic *fustrą.

AdjectiveEdit

foster (not comparable)

  1. Providing parental care to unrelated children.
  2. Receiving such care
  3. Related by such care

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NounEdit

foster (countable and uncountable, plural fosters)

  1. (countable, obsolete) A forester
  2. (uncountable) The care given to another; guardianship

VerbEdit

foster (third-person singular simple present fosters, present participle fostering, simple past and past participle fostered)

  1. (transitive) To nurture or bring up offspring; or to provide similar parental care to an unrelated child.
  2. (transitive) To cultivate and grow something.
    Our company fosters an appreciation for the arts.
  3. (transitive) To nurse or cherish something.
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To be nurtured or trained up together.
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DanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fóstr (rear, raise)

NounEdit

foster n (singular definite fostret or fosteret, plural indefinite fostre)

  1. fetus (fetus)

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

foster n

  1. a fetus

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • fosterbror
  • fosterfördrivning
  • fosterhem
  • fostersyster
  • fostra
Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 12:45