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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NOURISH, verb transitive [G. to nourish cannot be the same word unless they have lost a dental, which may perhaps be the fact.]

1. To feed and cause to grow; to supply a living or organized body, animal or vegetable, with matter which increases its bulk or supplies the waste occasioned by any of its functions; to supply with nutriment.

2. To support; to maintain by feeding. Genesis 47:12.

Whilst I in Ireland nourish a mighty band, I will stir up in England some black storm.

3. To supply the means of support and increase; to encourage; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.

What madness was ti, with such proofs, to nourish their contentions!

4. To cherish; to comfort. James 5:5.

5. To educate; to instruct; to promote growth in attainments. 1 Timothy 4:6.

NOURISH, verb intransitive

1. To promote growth.

Grains and roots nourish more then leaves. [Elliptical.]

2. To gain nourishment. [Unusual.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NOURISHABLE, adjective Susceptible of nourishment; as the nourishable parts of the body.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NOURISHED, participle passive Fed; supplied with nutriment; caused to grow.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NOURISHER, noun The person or thing that nourishes.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NOURISHING, participle present tense

1. Feeding; supplying with aliment; supporting with food.

2. Promoting growth; nutritious; as a nourishing diet.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. That which serves to promote the growth of animals or plants, or to repair the waste of animal bodies; food; sustenance; nutriment.

2. Nutrition; support of animal or vegetable bodies.

3. Instruction, or that which promotes growth in attainments; as nourishment and growth in grace.

So they may learn to seek the nourishment of their souls.