1) N-COUNT: also at/from/to N A nursery is a place where children who are not old enough to go to school are looked after.
See also day nursery

This nursery will be able to cater for 29 children...

Her company ran its own workplace nursery.

2) N-VAR: oft N n Nursery is a school for very young children.

An affordable nursery education service is an essential basic amenity.

...a nursery teacher.

3) N-COUNT A nursery is a room in a family home in which the young children of the family sleep or play.

He has painted murals in his children's nursery.

4) N-COUNT A nursery is a place where plants are grown in order to be sold.

The garden, developed over the past 35 years, includes a nursery.

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