garden

garden

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English

Etymology

From Middle English gardyn, garden, from Anglo-Norman gardin, from Frankish *gardo (fenced-in yard, garden), from Proto-Germanic *gardô, *gardaz, whence also inherited English yard. The final -in derives either from the Frankish inflected form *gardin or is a Romance diminutive of *gard (compare Old French jart alongside jardin, Medieval Latin gardinus). Cognate with West Frisian gard, Low German Goorn, Dutch gaard, gaarde, German Garten, French jardin, Spanish jardín, Italian giardino.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: gärʹdən, IPA(key): /ˈɡɑɹdn̩/
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: gärʹdən, IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːdn̩/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)dən
  • Hyphenation: gar‧den

Noun

garden (plural gardens)

  1. An outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food or ornamental purposes.
    1. (in the plural) Such an ornamental place to which the public have access.
    2. (attributive) Taking place in, or used in, such a garden.
      • The garden parties of pre-1914 were something to be remembered. Everyone was dressed up to the nines, high-heeled shoes, muslin frocks with blue sashes, large leghorn hats with drooping roses. There were lovely ices [] with every kind of cream cake, of sandwich, of éclair, and peaches, muscat grapes, and nectarines.
  2. The grounds at the front or back of a house.
  3. (cartomancy) The twentieth Lenormand card.
  4. (figuratively) A cluster; a bunch. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  5. (slang) Pubic hair or the genitalia it masks.
    • 1995, Lee Tyler, Biblical Sexual Morality and What About Pornography? viewed at etext.org on 9 May 2006
      Blow on my garden [speaking of her genitalia], so the spices of it may flow out. Let my Beloved come into His garden [her pubic area] and eat His pleasant fruits. (A commentary on Song of Solomon 4:16, which was written in Hebrew c950 BC; book footnotes shown here bracketed within the text; many scholars disagree with the Biblical interpretation, which is included as evidence of usage in 1995 rather than intended meaning in 950 BC.)
    • c2004, Hair Care Down There, Inc, The History of Hair Removal viewed at haircaredownthere.com on 9 May 2006 -
      Primping and pruning the secret garden might seem like a totally 21st century concept, but the fact is women have gotten into below-the-belt grooming since before the Bronze Age.

Synonyms

  • (decorative place outside):
  • (gardens with public access): park, public gardens
  • (grounds at the front or back of a house): yard (US)
  • (the pubic hair): See pubic hair

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: dyari

Translations

Verb

garden (third-person singular simple present gardens, present participle gardening, simple past and past participle gardened)

  1. (intransitive, chiefly Canada, US) to grow plants in a garden; to create or maintain a garden.
    Synonym: make garden (dated)
    I love to garden — this year I'm going to plant some daffodils.
  2. (intransitive, cricket) Of a batsman, to inspect and tap the pitch lightly with the bat so as to smooth out small rough patches and irregularities.
    Synonym: farm

Derived terms

  • gardener
  • gardening

Translations

Adjective

garden (not comparable)

  1. Common, ordinary, domesticated.

Anagrams

  • Gander, danger, gander, grande, graned, nadger, ranged

Cebuano

Etymology

From English garden.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: gar‧den

Noun

garden

  1. a garden

Verb

garden

  1. to make or turn into a garden

Quotations

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Danish

Noun

garden c

  1. definite singular of garde

Galician

Verb

garden

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of gardar

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old Northern French gardin.

Noun

garden

  1. Alternative form of gardyn

Etymology 2

From Anglo-Norman guardein.

Noun

garden

  1. Alternative form of gardein

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

garden m

  1. definite singular of gard
  2. definite singular of garde

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

garden m

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːrn̩/
  1. definite singular of gard

Etymology 2

  • IPA(key): /²ɡɑrdn̩/
  1. definite singular of garde

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