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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  Some  say  that  ravens  foster  forlorn  children. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  cherish;  to  promote  the  growth  of  to  encourage;  to 
  sustain  and  promote;  as  to  foster  genius. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foster  \Fos"ter\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  nourished  or  trained  up  together.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {Foster}  {babe,  or  child},  an  infant  of  child  nursed  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foster  \Fos"ter\,  n. 
  A  forester.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foster  \Fos"ter\,  n. 
  One  who  or  that  which  fosters. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foster 
  adj  :  providing  or  receiving  nurture  or  parental  care  though  not 
  related  by  blood  or  legal  ties;  "foster  parent"; 
  "foster  child";  "foster  home";  "surrogate  father"  [syn: 
  {surrogate}] 
  v  1:  promote  the  growth  of  "Foster  our  children's  well-being  and 
  education"  [syn:  {further}] 
  2:  bring  up  under  fosterage;  of  children 
  3:  help  develop,  help  grow  [syn:  {nurture}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Foster,  KY  (city,  FIPS  28630) 
  Location:  38.79977  N,  84.21387  W 
  Population  (1990):  65  (34  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  41043 
  Foster,  MO  (town,  FIPS  25372) 
  Location:  38.16670  N,  94.50798  W 
  Population  (1990):  161  (68  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  64745 
  Foster,  NE  (village,  FIPS  17320) 
  Location:  42.27368  N,  97.66502  W 
  Population  (1990):  57  (32  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68737 
  Foster,  OK 
  Zip  code(s):  73039 
  Foster,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97345 
  Foster,  RI 
  Zip  code(s):  02825 
  Foster,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25081 




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