American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A school for children, usually between the ages of three and five, who are not old enough to attend kindergarten.
- n. A school where pre-school children play and learn at the same time.
- n. a small preschool for small children
“You pretend you think that Pavlik Morozov was a true hero deserving a medal, just as in nursery school we pretended to chew the bread with rancid butter.”
“The Wexton police station is like a hundred other small-town law enforcement agencies: a squat cement building with a flagpole planted out front like a giant tulip stalk; a dispatcher so infrequently bothered that she keeps a portable TV at her desk; a nursery school class mural spread along the wall, thanking the chief for keeping everyone safe.”
“I learned this game from Ellen Birnbaum, a fabulous nursery school teacher who says she spent years of her childhood playing it.”
“It is better than many, with a playground in the center—a sandbox and a tall slide made of splintery wood down which I used to glide during nursery school winters.”
“Then they were little individual finger-waves, in rippling movements, reminding me of finger plays I used to teach the children in my nursery school years ago: individual digits waving, then a few together, then one after another in a rapid sequence like playing scales on the piano.”
“Miss Bett finding the nursery school still doing business at the same old stand, after repeated warnings, finally decided to break it up for good.”
“His antipotty attitude was threatening to land him on the dreaded “Do Not Promote” list barring him graduation from nursery school to preschool.”
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