To nurture to support
- That which nourishes food nutriment anything which nourishes or adds to a substance in normal development ergo The necessaries of life typically sustenance ways support
- give nutrition to
- a source of materials to nourish the body
- That which revitalizes; meals; nutriment; everything which feeds or contributes to a substance in all-natural growth. Ergo: The necessaries of life generally: sustenance; method of assistance.
- An allowance for maintenance.
- To nourish; to guide.
- to give for the upkeep of.
In Scotch law. To keep up, support, offer; to deliver with necessaries. As a noun, upkeep, assistance ; an allowance through the spouse's estate when it comes to assistance regarding the spouse. Paters. Comp.
"food," late 15c., from Latin alimentum "nourishment," in plural, "food, terms," from alere "to nourish" (see alimentary).
(n.) Whatever revitalizes; meals; nutriment; such a thing which nourishes or contributes to a substance in normal development. Thus: The necessaries of life typically: sustenance; ways help.
- (n.) An allowance for upkeep.
- (v. t.) To nourish; to guide.
- (v. t.) To give for the maintenance of.
We spend more on almost any article of bodily aliment or ailment than on our mental aliment.