- n1. registered nurse, R.N., practical nurse, licensed practical nurse, L.P.N., private nurse, head nurse, Brit. sister; male nurse, orderly, hospital attendant; nurse's aide, Sl. candystriper.2. dry nurse, governess, nursemaid, nurserymaid, Chiefly Brit. nanny, (in the southern U.S.) mammy, wet nurse.v3. care for, take care of, tend to, attend to, minister to, wait on, wait on hand and foot; treat, doctor.4.(all of an infant) suckle, wet-nurse, breast-feed; nurture, cradle, feed, take care of, care for; dry-nurse, parent, mother, cherish; coddle, pamper, baby, indulge, pet, mollycoddle; foster, bring up, rear, raise, train.5. harbor, keep, hold, sustain, maintain
A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.