"foster" in the noun sense
1. Foster, Stephen Foster, Stephen Collins Foster
United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
"foster" in the verb sense
1. foster, further
promote the growth of
"Foster our children's well-being and education"
bring up under fosterage of children
3. foster, nurture
help develop, help grow
"nurture his talents"
"foster" in the adjective sense
1. foster, surrogate
providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
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