Definitions for: Garden


[n] a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
[n] a yard or lawn adjoining a house
[n] the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden
[v] work in the garden



Webster (1913) Definition: Gar"den (g[aum]r"d'n; 277), n. [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. --Shak.

Note: 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 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, (Zo["o]l.), 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, v. 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, v. t.
To cultivate as a garden.

See Also: curtilage, flora, flower garden, formal garden, grounds, grove, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, herb garden, hop field, hop garden, kitchen garden, landscape, landscaping, market garden, orchard, patch, patio, plantation, plot, plot of ground, rock garden, rockery, roof garden, rose garden, sunken garden, tea garden, tend, terrace, topiary, vegetable garden, vegetable patch, vegetation, woodlet, yard

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