Meaning of FOSTER in English


Pronunciation: ' fo ̇ s-t ə r, ' fäs-

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English f ō stor-, from f ō stor food, feeding; akin to Old English f ō da food

Date: before 12th century

: affording, receiving, or sharing nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties

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