What is foster?

  • (verb): Help develop, help grow.
    Synonyms: nurture
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on foster:

John Wells Foster
... John Wells Foster (March 4, 1815 – June 29, 1873) was an American geologist and paleontologist, born at Brimfield, Massachusetts ... was dismissed from that position, Foster and Whitney completed the survey in 1850 ...
Fairchild And North-Eastern Railway
... Foster Lumber Company of Fairchild, Wisconsin ... It connected Fairchild with Foster, via Hay Creek, in southern Eau Claire County ... In 1913, the railroad was extended beyond Foster, via Allen as far as Cleghorn ...
Home For The Holidays (film) - Production
... Executive producer Stuart Kleinman sent Jodie Foster the screenplay with a note that said, "It's a complete mess and I love it." Foster agreed and ... Foster's own production company, Egg Productions, acquired Richter's screenplay ... Foster said, "The great challenge was to find a beautiful idea to pull through it, a narrative line that would make the story work." Foster met with Richter and together they ...
Foster (CTA Station)
... Foster is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, on the Purple Line in Evanston, Illinois ... It is located at 900 Foster Street (directional coordinates 2000 north, 900 west), just a few blocks west of Northwestern University's Evanston campus ...
Foster, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin - 1994 Tornado
... Two people were killed by an F3 tornado that struck Foster on August 27, 1994. ...

More definitions of "foster":

  • (verb): Bring up under fosterage; of children.
  • (verb): Promote the growth of.
    Example: "Foster our children's well-being and education"
    Synonyms: further
  • (adj): Providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties.
    Example: "Foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"
    Synonyms: surrogate

Famous quotes containing the word foster:

    Thatcher: You’re too old to call me “Mr. Thatcher,” Charles.
    Charles Foster Kane: You’re too old to be called anything else. You were always too old.
    Orson Welles (1915–1985)

    Charles Foster Kane: Look, Mr. Carter. Here is a three-column headline in the Chronicle. Why hasn’t the Inquirer a three-column headline?
    Carter: News wasn’t big enough.
    Charles Foster Kane: Mr. Carter, if the headline is big enough, it makes the news big enough.
    Orson Welles (1915–1985)

    Sentiment is the mightiest force in civilization; not sentimentality, but sentiment. Women will bring this into politics. Home, sweet home, is as powerful on the hustings as at the fireside.
    —J. Ellen Foster (1840–1910)