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noun garden pronunciation in British English /ˈɡɑː(r)d(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] British an area of land next to a house that belongs to the house, usually with grass and plants growing in it. The American word is yard
    The house has a large garden with fruit trees.
    A stream ran through Florence’s garden.
    back/front garden: The children were playing in the back garden.
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    1. a.
      [countable] a section of an area of land next to or near a house that is used for growing flowers or vegetables
      a flower/vegetable garden
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    2. b.
      [only before noun] in a garden, or used in a garden
      garden path/gate/shed
      garden furniture/chair/ornament
  2. 2
    [countable] [usually plural] a large area of grass, flowers, trees etc that is open to the public for their enjoyment
    They spent the afternoon wandering around Kew Gardens.
  3. 3

    Gardens

    used in the names of some streets
    We lived at 14 Beckford Gardens.
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