2. brothel, bordello, house of ill repute. See - brothel.
nuptial, adj. 1. wedding, bridal, hymeneal, spousal, matrimonial, marital, connubial, conjugal, wedded.
-n. 2. Usu.
nuptials wedding or wedding cere
mony, marriage or marriage ceremony, matrimony, bridal, Class. Myth. Nymphaea, spousals, espousals, (among the ancient Romans) confarreation, SI. altar; wedlock, marital union or bond, nuptial tie or knot.
nurse, n. 1. registered nurse, R.N., practical nurse, licensed practical nurse, L.P.N., private nurse, head nurse, Brit, sister; male nurse, orderly, hospital attendant; nurse's aide, SI. candystriper.
2. dry nurse, governess, nursemaid, nurserymaid, Chiefly Brit, nanny, (in the southern U.S.) mammy, wet nurse.
-v. 3. care for, take care of, tend to, attend to, minister to, wait on, wait on hand and foot; treat, doctor.
4. (all of an infant) suckle, wet-nurse, breast-feed; nurture, cradle, feed, take care of, care for; dry-nurse, parent, mother, cherish; coddle, pamper, baby, indulge, pet, mollycoddle; foster, bring up, rear, raise, train.
5. harbor, keep, hold, sustain, maintain.
nursery, n. 1. baby's room, children's room, playroom, rumpus room.
2. nursery school, day nursery, day-care center, crdche, child care center, playschool, preschool kindergarten.
3. conservatory, greenhouse, hothouse, forcing house, indoor garden, cold frame.
nursling, n. infant, baby, newborn, neonate, It. bambino, Fr. bkbk, papoose, suckling, weanling; foundling, changeling; young child, Fr. enfant, Scot. and North Eng. bairn, toddler, tot, tiny tot, U.S. Inf. tad, pre-schooler, nursery schooler; (all of animals) cub, kitten, kitty, pup, puppy, foal.
nurture, v. 1. feed, nourish, sustain, maintain; provide for, care for, take care of, tend; cherish, parent, mother, dry-nurse; foster, nurse, bring up, rear, raise; form, mold, shape, build, prepare, guide, take in hand; train, discipline, teach, tutor, instruct in, Nonstandard, learn, educate, school.
2. cultivate, breed, develop, promote, foster, further, encourage, stimulate; boost, strengthen, advance, forward, push or push for, advocate; support, back, contribute to, conduce to, patronize; help, aid, abet, assist, lend a hand, give a leg up.
-n. 3. upbringing, rearing, fosterage, care; train
ing, breeding, guidance, development, cultivation, preparation; education, tutelage, tuition, teaching, instruction, schooling, learning.
4. nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, food, pabulum, sustenance, subsistence. See - nourishment.
nurturing, adj. 1. cherishing, nursing, mothering, parenting; parental, maternal, motherly; coddling, pampering, babying, indulging, petting, mollycoddling.
2. nourishing, fostering, strengthening, furthering, encouraging, promoting, supporting, supportive; con-tributive, contributing, contributary, conducive, helpful.
nut, n. 1. kernel, nutlet, nutmeat; grain, pip, seed, meat, pith.
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.