Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who works in or tends a garden for pleasure or hire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who gardens; one who grows plants or cultivates a garden.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes and tends a garden; a horticulturist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who cultivates a garden; specifically, one whose regular occupation or calling consists in laying out, cultivating, or tending gardens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone employed to work in a garden
  • n. someone who takes care of a garden

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to garden + -er

Examples

  • I'm not entirely in control of what goes on here at my property: the gardener is an animal lover.

    Lake Levels

  • I think our gardener is also allergic since he ran when he say them. tonyburton

    Bees in my Bodega

  • HEMMER: On another topic over the weekend, you wrote about Saddam Hussein and his confinement, you describe as a gardener at this point.

    CNN Transcript Sep 20, 2004

  • "Lieutenant Hume told me he was the gardener's son," she protested, "or at least he called the gardener's wife 'Mother Susan.'"

    The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army

  • Corruption! 'and they called the gardener, and had it buried in the earth.

    My Friend Prospero

  • Prince was carried by the current into a rivulet which flowed through the royal gardens; and, as the Intendant of the pleasure grounds and pleasaunces chanced to walk along the bank, by the decree of Destiny he caught sight of the basket floating by, and he called a gardener, bidding him lay hold of it and bring it to him that he might see what was therein.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Anastasia was left alone at the cottage; and it happened by no means seldom that she was altogether alone, for the negro whom they called the gardener would go to her fatherā€™s place at

    Tales of all countries

  • NEARY: Well, I was surprised to read that she was better known as a gardener, actually, in her lifetime than as a poet.

    A Flowering Tribute To Emily Dickinson

  • But the most gorgeous part of this plant for a gardener is the flower.

    Groundwork: Okra time

  • At $60 a month, she knows the gardener is a ridiculous frill; she could buy a push mower and take care of the lawn herself quite easily.

    The Guilted Age: Spending to Keep Others Afloat

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