creche

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n creche a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for
    • n creche a representation of Christ's nativity in the stable at Bethlehem
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crèche a day-care center for young children.
    • Crèche (Biol) a nest where the young of several animals are cared for in a communal fashion.
    • Crèche A public nursery, where the young children of poor women are cared for during the day, while their mothers are at work.
    • Crèche a three-dimensional model of the scene described in the Bible at the birth of Jesus Christ in a stable at Bethlehem, with Mary and Joseph near a manger in which a model of the infant Christ child is lain, and usually including figures of animals, shepherds, and the three wise men; -- also called a Nativity scene. The figures in the scene are typically made as individual statues or figurines. Smaller models are displayed in homes and other indoor locations during the Christmans season, and larger models, often life-size, may be displayed out of doors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Creche kresh a sort of public nursery for children, while their mothers are at work.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

They knew what Jasmin had done to found schools, orphanages, and creches.
"Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist" by Samuel Smiles
Tell me, where are those creches we hear so much of?
"Plays by Chekhov, Second Series On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov
The farmer approved the creche tent at the county fairs.
"Mobilizing Woman-Power" by Harriot Stanton Blatch
We have established excellent creches and nurseries where they are needed.
"Women and War Work" by Helen Fraser
The good ladies who have founded, and themselves work, these creches are surely meeting a confessed necessity.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
You takes 'em all dirty to the creche every morning and gets 'em back in the evenin' all tidied up.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
I have heard that they have built a model creche there.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
Aymer, I am going to start a creche in Winchester near the big clothing factory.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
Wouldn't the creche accept him?
"Teething Ring" by James Causey
Creche qui appartienne a ces derniers.
"Notes on the Diplomatic History of the Jewish Question" by Lucien Wolf
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In news:

Jamestown's Creche has been caring for area children for more than 100 years, and one of those former children recently found a way to give back.
The 11th Annual Community Creche and Music Festival is scheduled from 3 to 8 pm, beginning Friday, Nov 30, and continuing through Sunday, Dec 2.
Creche continues its long tradition of helping children in the Jamestown area.
Creche exhibit scheduled to start Nov 29.
Robin Rawlins helped set up at last year's creche display.
Marking the third year in their larger church facility in Mountain Home, coordinators outlined plans for this year's holiday creche exhibit.
See the smokers, stockings, creches and more.
Creche continues its long tradition of helping children in the Jamestown area.
' Bizarre ' burglars break into creche to return stolen items.
Creche and Choir Festival set.
When we knelt in from of the creche, we were sickened to see such a disgraceful Christmas scene.
A Moose lodge plans to park a trailer loaded with a nativity scene in front of a municipal building in a western Pennsylvania town that had been threatened with a lawsuit over its creche display in front of the building.
(AP) — A Moose lodge plans to park a trailer loaded with a nativity scene in front of a municipal building in a western Pennsylvania town that had been threatened with a lawsuit over its creche display in front of the building.
Steven Barrett arranges statues in a Nativity creche he made in his workshop at his home in Hadley Tuesday.
Steven Barrett sells his handcrafted Nativity creches to customers from around the country.
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