from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plot of land used for the cultivation of flowers, vegetables, herbs, or fruit.
- n. Grounds laid out with flowers, trees, and ornamental shrubs and used for recreation or display. Often used in the plural: public gardens; a botanical garden.
- n. A yard or lawn.
- n. A fertile, well-cultivated region.
- n. An open-air establishment where refreshments are served.
- n. A large public auditorium or arena.
- transitive v. To cultivate (a plot of ground) as a garden.
- transitive v. To furnish with a garden.
- intransitive v. To plant or tend a garden.
- intransitive v. To work as a gardener.
- adj. Of, suitable to, or used in a garden: garden tools; garden vegetables.
- adj. Provided with open areas and greenery: a garden community.
- adj. Garden-variety.
- idiom lead To mislead or deceive (another).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food (vegetable garden) or ornamental purposes (flower garden).
- n. Such an ornamental place to which the public have access.
- n. The grounds at the front or back of a house.
- n. A cluster, a bunch.
- n. Pubic hair or the genitalia it masks.
- v. to grow plants in a garden; to create or maintain a garden.
- v. of a batsman, to inspect and tap the pitch lightly with the bat so as to smooth out small rough patches and irregularities.
- adj. Of, relating to, in, from or for use in a garden.
- adj. Common, ordinary, domesticated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.
- n. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
- intransitive v. To lay out or cultivate a garden; to labor in a garden; to practice horticulture.
- transitive v. To cultivate as a garden.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plot of ground devoted to the cultivation of culinary vegetables, fruits, or flowering and ornamental plants.
- n. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country; a delightful spot.
- Of, pertaining to, or produced in a garden: as, garden implements or plants.
- To lay out or cultivate a garden; work in a garden, or in the manner of a gardener.
- To cultivate as a garden: generally in the past participle.
- Common; ordinary: as, a garden hen; garden proceedings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden
- n. a yard or lawn adjoining a house
- v. work in the garden
- n. a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
Middle English gardin, from Old North French, from gart, of Germanic origin; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French gardin (compare modern French jardin from Old French jardin), diminutive (cf. Vulgar Latin hortus gardinus) or oblique form of *gard (compare Old French jart), from Old Low Franconian *gardo 'fenced in yard, garden' (compare Dutch gaarde, gaard), from Proto-Germanic *gardô (compare West Frisian gard, Low German Garden, German Garten), from Proto-Germanic *gardaz (“yeard”). More at yard. (Wiktionary)