A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials. The most common form today is known as a residential garden, but the term garden has traditionally been a more general one. Zoos, which display wild animals in simulated natural habitats, were formerly called zoological gardens. Western gardens are almost universally based on plants, with garden often signifying a shortened form of botanical garden.

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  1. An outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food (vegetable garden) or ornamental purposes (flower garden).
  2. Such an ornamental place to which the public have access.
    You can spend the afternoon walking around the town gardens.
  3. The grounds at the front or back of a house.
    This house has a swimming pool, a tent, a swing set and a fountain in the garden.
    We were drinking lemonade and playing croquet in the garden.
    Our garden is overgrown with weeds.
  4. A cluster, a bunch.
  5. Pubic hair or the genitalia it masks.


  1. to grow plants in a garden; to create or maintain a garden.
    I love to garden — this year I'm going to plant some daffodils.
  2. of a batsman, to inspect and tap the pitch lightly with the bat so as to smooth out small rough patches and irregularities.


  1. Of, relating to, in, from or for use in a garden.
    garden salad (= a salad from a garden)
    garden shed (= a shed in a garden)
  2. Common, ordinary, domesticated.

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