• Garden

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: gärʹdən, IPA: /ˈɡɑː(ɹ)dən/
    • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)dən

    Origin

    From Middle English garden, from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French gardin (compare modern French jardin from Old French jardin), diminutive (cf. Vulgar Latin hortus gardinus) or oblique form of *gard (compare Old French jart), from Old Low Frankish *gardin, *gardo ("fenced in yard, garden") (compare Dutch gaarde, gaard), from Proto-Germanic *gardô (compare West Frisian gard, Low German Goorn, German Garten), from Proto-Germanic *gardaz ("yeard"). More at yard.

    Full definition of garden

    Noun

    garden

    (plural gardens)
    1. An outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food (vegetable garden) or ornamental purposes (flower garden).
    2. (in the plural) Such an ornamental place to which the public have access.You can spend the afternoon walking around the town gardens.
    3. 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.
    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 on 9 May 2006Blow on my garden of her genitalia, so the spices of it may flow out. Let my Beloved come into His garden 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 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 posting on Fashionable to shave the pubic area?? viewed on 9 May 2006A woman's unshaven dark pubic triangle, glistening with pussy nectar and promising access to a hidden garden of delights.

    Synonyms

    Verb

    1. (intransitive, chiefly North America) 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

    Derived terms

    terms * gardener

    Adjective

    garden

    1. Of, relating to, in, from or for use in a garden.garden salad (= a salad from a garden)garden shed (= a shed in a garden)
    2. Common, ordinary, domesticated.
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