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garden Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
  2. noun the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden
  3. noun a yard or lawn adjoining a house
  4. verb work in the garden
    • My hobby is gardening

Gar"den noun
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 appropriates 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.
    Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.
Gar"den intransitive verb
imperfect & past participle Gardened ; present participle & verbal noun Gardening
  1. To lay out or cultivate a garden; to labor in a garden; to practice horticulture.
Gar"den transitive verb
  1. To cultivate as a garden.

Webster 1913