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Definition: Foster dam
, a. [AS. f[=o]ster, f[=o]stor, nourishment. See
, 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.
or Foster child
, an infant or child nursed or
raised by a woman not its mother, or bred by a man not its
, 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.
, one who takes the place of a mother; a nurse.
, earth by which a plant is nourished, though
not its native soil. --J. Philips.
, a man who takes the place of a father in
caring for a child. --Bacon.
(a) Land allotted for the maintenance of any one. [Obs.]
(b) One's adopted country.
[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.
, a woman who takes a mother's place in the
nurture and care of a child; a nurse.
, a nurse; a nourisher. [R.] --Shak.
, a foster mother or foster father.
, a male foster child.