Definition - nurse

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  1. a woman who is the custodian of children
  2. try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
  3. one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
  4. give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
  5. maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
  6. treat carefully; "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
  7. serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people