garden - definition and synonyms


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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.

    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

    2. b.
      [only before noun] in a garden, or used in a garden

      garden path/gate/shed

  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


    used in the names of some streets

    We lived at 14 Beckford Gardens.

  4.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    everything in the garden is rosy/lovely something that you say which means that there are no problems in the situation

    To be fair, the CEC have not tried to say that everything in the garden is rosy, they've also highlighted a number of problem areas that still exist.

    Submitted on 24/09/2016