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Webster 1913 Edition


Garden

Gar′den

(gär′d’n; 277)
,
Noun.
[OE.
gardin
, OF.
gardin
,
jardin
, F.
jardin
, of German origin; cf. OHG.
garto
, G.
garten
; akin to AS.
geard
. See
Yard
an inclosure.]
1.
A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.
2.
A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy,
The pleasant
garden
of great Italy.
Shakespeare
Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.
Garden balsam
,
an ornamental plant (
Impatiens Balsamina
).
Garden engine
,
a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering gardens.
Garden glass
.
(a)
A bell glass for covering plants.
(b)
A globe of dark-colored glass, mounted on a pedestal, to reflect surrounding objects; – much used as an ornament in gardens in Germany.
Garden house
(a)
A summer house.
Beau. & Fl.
(b)
A privy.
[Southern U.S.]
Garden husbandry
,
the raising on a small scale of seeds, fruits, vegetables, etc., for sale.
Garden mold
or
Garden mould
,
rich, mellow earth which is fit for a garden.
Mortimer.
Garden nail
,
a cast nail, used for fastening vines to brick walls.
Knight.
Garden net
,
a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc., to protect them from birds.
Garden party
,
a social party held out of doors, within the grounds or garden attached to a private residence.
Garden plot
,
a plot appropriated to a garden.
Garden pot
,
a watering pot.
Garden pump
,
a garden engine; a barrow pump.
Garden shears
,
large shears, for clipping trees and hedges, pruning, etc.
Garden spider
,
(Zool.)
,
the diadem spider (
Epeira diadema
), common in gardens, both in Europe and America. It spins a geometrical web. See
Geometric spider
, and
Spider web
.
Garden stand
,
a stand for flower pots.
Garden stuff
,
vegetables raised in a garden.
[Colloq.]
Garden syringe
,
a syringe for watering plants, sprinkling them with solutions for destroying insects, etc.
Garden truck
,
vegetables raised for the market.
[Colloq.]
Garden ware
,
garden truck.
[Obs.]
Mortimer.
Bear garden
,
Botanic garden
,
etc. See under
Bear
, etc.
Hanging garden
.
See under
Hanging
.
Kitchen garden
,
a garden where vegetables are cultivated for household use.
Market garden
,
a piece of ground where vegetable are cultivated to be sold in the markets for table use.

Gar′den

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Gardened
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Gardening
.]
To lay out or cultivate a garden; to labor in a garden; to practice horticulture.

Gar′den

,
Verb.
T.
To cultivate as a garden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Garden

G`ARDEN

,
Noun.
[Eng. yard, an inclosed place; L. hortus.]
1.
A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, or plants, fruits and flowers; usually near a mansion-house. Land appropriated to the raising of culinary herbs and roots for domestic use, is called a kitchen-garden; that appropriated to flowers and shrubs is called a flower garden; and that to fruits, is called a fruit garden. But these uses are sometimes blended.
2.
A rich, well cultivated spot or tract of country; a delightful spot. The intervals on the river Connecticut are all a garden. Lombardy is the garden of Italy.
Garden, in composition, is used adjectively, as garden-mold, a rich fine mold or soil; garden-tillage,the tillage used in cultivating gardens.

G`ARDEN

,
Verb.
I.
To layout and to cultivate a garden; to prepare ground to plant and till it, for the purpose of producing plants, shrubs, flowers and fruits.

Definition 2022


Garden

Garden

See also: garden, gärden, and gården

German

Noun

Garden

  1. plural of Garde

garden

garden

See also: Garden, gärden, and gården

English

A Japanese garden.

Noun

garden (plural gardens)

  1. An outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food or ornamental purposes.
    a vegetable garden a flower garden
    1. (in the plural) Such an ornamental place to which the public have access.
      You can spend the afternoon walking around the town gardens.
    2. (attributive) Taking place in, or used in, such a garden.
      a garden party; a garden spade; a garden path
      • 1977, Agatha Christie, An Autobiography, Part II, chapter5:
        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.
    This house has a swimming pool, a tent, a swing set and a fountain in the garden. We were drinking lemonade and playing croquet in the garden. Our garden is overgrown with weeds.
  3. (figuratively) A cluster, a bunch.
  4. (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.
    • 2006, Guest on Female First Forum at femalefirst.co.uk posting on Fashionable to shave the pubic area?? viewed on 9 May 2006
      A woman's [unshaven] dark pubic triangle, glistening with pussy nectar and promising access to a hidden garden of delights.

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

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.
    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.

Synonyms

  • (in cricket): farm

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

garden (not comparable)

  1. Common, ordinary, domesticated.

Anagrams


Danish

Noun

garden c

  1. singular definite of garde

Galician

Verb

garden

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of gardar

Norwegian

Etymology 1

Noun

garden m

  1. singular definite of gard

Etymology 2

Noun

garden m

  1. singular definite of garde