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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English fostor (food, sustenance), from Proto-Germanic *fostrom.

Adjective

foster (not comparable)

Positive
foster

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Providing parental care to unrelated children.
  2. receiving such care

Translations

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Noun

Singular
foster

Plural
s

foster (s)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A forester
  2. (uncountable) The care given to another; guardianship

Verb

Infinitive
to foster

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to foster (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To nurture or bring up offspring; or to provide similar parental care to an unrelated child.
  2. (transitive) To cultivate and grow something.
    Our company fosters an appreciation for the arts.
  3. (transitive) To nurse or cherish something.

Translations

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Danish

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Noun

foster n.

  1. fetus (fetus)


This Danish entry was created from the translations listed at fetus. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see foster in the Danish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008


Swedish

Noun

foster c. IPA: /fʊstɛr/

  1. a fetus.

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