Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who works in or tends a garden for pleasure or hire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who gardens; one who grows plants or cultivates a garden.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes and tends a garden; a horticulturist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who cultivates a garden; specifically, one whose regular occupation or calling consists in laying out, cultivating, or tending gardens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone employed to work in a garden
  • n. someone who takes care of a garden

Etymologies

to garden + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'm not entirely in control of what goes on here at my property: the gardener is an animal lover.

    Lake Levels

  • I think our gardener is also allergic since he ran when he say them. tonyburton

    Bees in my Bodega

  • HEMMER: On another topic over the weekend, you wrote about Saddam Hussein and his confinement, you describe as a gardener at this point.

    CNN Transcript Sep 20, 2004

  • "Lieutenant Hume told me he was the gardener's son," she protested, "or at least he called the gardener's wife 'Mother Susan.'"

    The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army

  • Corruption! 'and they called the gardener, and had it buried in the earth.

    My Friend Prospero

  • Prince was carried by the current into a rivulet which flowed through the royal gardens; and, as the Intendant of the pleasure grounds and pleasaunces chanced to walk along the bank, by the decree of Destiny he caught sight of the basket floating by, and he called a gardener, bidding him lay hold of it and bring it to him that he might see what was therein.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Anastasia was left alone at the cottage; and it happened by no means seldom that she was altogether alone, for the negro whom they called the gardener would go to her father’s place at

    Tales of all countries

  • NEARY: Well, I was surprised to read that she was better known as a gardener, actually, in her lifetime than as a poet.

    A Flowering Tribute To Emily Dickinson

  • But the most gorgeous part of this plant for a gardener is the flower.

    Groundwork: Okra time

  • At $60 a month, she knows the gardener is a ridiculous frill; she could buy a push mower and take care of the lawn herself quite easily.

    The Guilted Age: Spending to Keep Others Afloat

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