garden

garden

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of garden in English

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English

Etymology

From Middle English gardyn, garden, from Anglo-Norman gardin, from Frankish *gardin-, oblique stem of *gardō (enclosure, yard), from Proto-Germanic *gardô (enclosure, garden, house), whence also inherited English yard. (compare Old French jart alongside jardin, Medieval Latin gardinus).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: gärʹdən, IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːdən/, /-n̩/
  • (General American) enPR: gärʹdən, IPA(key): /ˈɡɑɹdən/, /-n̩/
  • 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.
  2. (British, Ireland, Appalachia) The grounds at the front or back of a house.
  3. (cartomancy) The twentieth Lenormand card.
  4. (figuratively) A cluster; a bunch.
  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.
    • N.B. From a commentary on Song of Solomon 4:16, which was written in Hebrew c. 950 BC; book footnotes are shown here within brackets. Many scholars disagree with this Biblical interpretation, which is included as evidence of the word's usage in 1995 rather than the intended meaning of Biblical Hebrew גַּן (gan) in 950 BC.
    • c. 2004, 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, Canada, Australia)
  • (the pubic hair): See pubic hair

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: dyari
  • Nafaanra: yaadi

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: (dated) make garden
  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 (noun)

Translations

Adjective

garden (not comparable)

  1. Common, ordinary, domesticated.
    Synonym: garden variety

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

For quotations using this term, see Citations:garden.

Danish

Noun

garden c

  1. definite singular of garde

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

garden

  1. plural of garde

Galician

Verb

garden

  1. inflection of gardar:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

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

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [¹ɡɐ̞ːren], [¹ɡɐ̞ːɳ̩]

Noun

garden m

  1. definite singular of gard

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²ɡɑrdn̩/

Noun

garden m

  1. definite singular of garde

Sranan Tongo

Etymology

From Dutch gordijn (curtain).

Noun

garden

  1. window blind
  2. awning (shelter from sunlight)

Swedish

Noun

garden

  1. indefinite plural of garde

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