a private residential institution equipped to care for persons unable to look after themselves, as the aged or chronically ill.
Chiefly British. a small private hospital; a small hospital owned by one person or a group of individuals and supported solely by the fees of patients.
a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
(Brit) a private maternity home
nursing home n.
A private establishment that provides living quarters and care for the elderly or the chronically ill.
- Nursing mother
noun 1. a mother who is breast-feeding her baby 2. a biblical name for foster mother
- Nursing officer
noun 1. (in Britain) the official name for matron (sense 4)
[nurs-ling] /ˈnɜrs lɪŋ/ noun 1. an infant, child, or young animal being or being cared for by a . 2. any person or thing under fostering care, influences, or conditions. /ˈnɜːslɪŋ/ noun 1. a child or young animal that is being suckled, nursed, or fostered n. also nurseling, “object of a nurse’s care,” 1550s, from […]
[nur-cher-uh ns] /ˈnɜr tʃər əns/ noun 1. warm and affectionate physical and emotional support and care. n. 1938, from nurture + -ance. Related: Nurturant.