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foster    音標拼音: [f'ɑstɚ]
a. 收養的,養育的
vt. 養育,撫育,培養,鼓勵,抱(希望)

收養的,養育的養育,撫育,培養,鼓勵,抱(希望)

foster
adj 1: providing or receiving nurture or parental care though
not related by blood or legal ties; "foster parent";
"foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father" [synonym:
{foster}, {surrogate}]
n 1: United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment
of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
[synonym: {Foster}, {Stephen Foster}, {Stephen Collins Foster}]
v 1: promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being
and education" [synonym: {foster}, {further}]
2: bring up under fosterage; of children
3: help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents" [synonym:
{foster}, {nurture}]

Foster \Fos"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fostered}, p. pr. & vb.
n. {Fostering}.] [OE. fostren, fr. AS. f[=o]ster, f[=o]stor,
food, nourishment, fr. f[=o]da food. [root]75. See {Food}.]
1. To feed; to nourish; to support; to bring up.
[1913 Webster]

Some say that ravens foster forlorn children.
--Shak.
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2. To cherish; to promote the growth of; to encourage; to
sustain and promote; as, to foster genius.
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Foster \Fos"ter\, v. i.
To be nourished or trained up together. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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Foster \Fos"ter\, a. [AS. f[=o]ster, f[=o]stor, nourishment. See
{Foster}, v. t.]
Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing
nourishment or nurture; -- applied to father, mother, child,
brother, etc., to indicate that the person so called stands
in the relation of parent, child, brother, etc., as regards
sustenance and nurture, but not by tie of blood.
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{Foster babe} or {Foster child}, an infant or child nursed or
raised by a woman not its mother, or bred by a man not its
father.

{Foster brother}, {Foster sister}, one who is, or has been,
nursed at the same breast, or brought up by the same nurse
as another, but is not of the same parentage.

{Foster dam}, one who takes the place of a mother; a nurse.
--Dryden.

{Foster earth}, earth by which a plant is nourished, though
not its native soil. --J. Philips.

{Foster father}, a man who takes the place of a father in
caring for a child. --Bacon.

{Foster land}.
(a) Land allotted for the maintenance of any one. [Obs.]
(b) One's adopted country.

{Foster lean} [foster AS. l[ae]n a loan See {Loan}.],
remuneration fixed for the rearing of a foster child;
also, the jointure of a wife. [Obs.] --Wharton.

{Foster mother}, a woman who takes a mother's place in the
nurture and care of a child; a nurse.

{Foster nurse}, a nurse; a nourisher. [R.] --Shak.

{Foster parent}, a foster mother or foster father.

{Foster son}, a male foster child.
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Foster \Fos"ter\, n.
A forester. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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199 Moby Thesaurus words for "foster":
abet, accommodate, acculturate, actuate, advance, affiliated,
agnate, aid, aid and abet, akin, aliment, allied, ameliorate,
amend, animate, apprentice, ask for, assist, attend to, avuncular,
baby-sit, back, bear, better, boost, bosom, break, break in,
breast-feed, breed, bring forward, bring up, care for, champion,
chaperon, cherish, civilize, cling to, clip, closely related,
coddle, cognate, collateral, compel, condition, congeneric,
consanguine, consanguinean, consanguineous, conserve,
contribute to, cosset, countenance, cradle, cultivate, develop,
discipline, distantly related, drill, dry-nurse, edify, educate,
elevate, embosom, embrace, emend, enate, encourage, energize,
enhance, enlighten, enrich, entertain, exercise, fatten, fatten up,
favor, feed, fetch up, fit, fondle, force, force-feed, form,
forward, further, galvanize, german, germane, give encouragement,
go straight, groom, harbor, hasten, have, have and hold, help,
hold, hold on to, house, house-train, housebreak, hug, impel,
improve, improve upon, invite, keep, keep in countenance,
keep watch over, kindred, lactate, lard, lavish care on,
lick into shape, lift, lodge, look after, look out for, look to,
maintain, make an improvement, matrilateral, matrilineal,
matroclinous, matronize, meliorate, mend, mind, minister to,
mother, motivate, move, move to action, nourish, novercal, nurse,
nurture, nutrify, oblige, of the blood, pamper, patrilateral,
patrilineal, patroclinous, patronize, practice, prepare, preserve,
promote, propel, protege, provide for, put in tune, put to school,
raise, ready, rear, refine upon, reform, rehearse, related,
ride herd on, see after, see to, send to school, serve,
set in motion, shelter, shepherd, sib, sibling, socialize, spark,
spoon-feed, stimulate, straighten out, stuff, succor, suckle,
support, sustain, take care of, take charge of, take in hand, tend,
train, transfigure, transform, treasure, treasure up, upgrade,
uphold, uplift, uterine, watch, watch out for, watch over,
wet-nurse

Foster, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
Population (2000): 63
Housing Units (2000): 34
Land area (2000): 0.216290 sq. miles (0.560188 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.216290 sq. miles (0.560188 sq. km)
FIPS code: 17320
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 42.273681 N, 97.665357 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 68737
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Foster, NE
Foster


Foster, MO -- U.S. village in Missouri
Population (2000): 130
Housing Units (2000): 63
Land area (2000): 0.468388 sq. miles (1.213119 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.004659 sq. miles (0.012067 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.473047 sq. miles (1.225186 sq. km)
FIPS code: 25372
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 38.165674 N, 94.507017 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 64745
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Foster, MO
Foster

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