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Definition of: foster

(fôstər, fos-) v.t.
1. To rear; bring up, as a child.
2. To promote the growth of; forward; help: to foster genius.
3. To keep as if affectionately; cherish; nurse: to foster a grudge.
4. Obs. To provide with food. See synonyms under AID, CHERISH, HELP, PROMOTE.
adjective Having the relation of, in the sense of giving, sharing, or receiving nourishment, shelter, affection, and care, but unrelated by blood; as in

foster brotherfoster fatherfoster parent
foster childfoster landfoster sister
foster daughterfoster motherfoster son

[OE fostrian nourish]
—fos′ter·age
noun
—fos′·ter·er
noun
—fos′tress
noun fem.

Definition of: Foster

(fôstər, fos-), Sir Michael,
1836–1907, English physiologist.
—Stephen Collins,

1826–64, U.S. song writer.
—William Zebulon,

1881–1961, U. S. labor leader and former Communist party chairman.

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"foster" has the frequency of use of 0.0025% on en.wikipedia.org.

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