As nouns the difference between caregiver and nurse
is that caregiver
is while nurse
is (archaic) a wet-nurse.
As a verb nurse is
to breast feed.
(archaic) A wet-nurse.
A person (usually a woman) who takes care of other people’s young.
A person trained to provide care for the sick.
- They hired a nurse to care for their young boy
One who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like.
- The nurse made her rounds through the hospital ward
(nautical) A lieutenant or first officer who takes command when the captain is unfit for his place.
A larva of certain trematodes, which produces cercariae by asexual reproduction.
A nurse shark.
- the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise
* Some speakers consider nurses (medical workers) to be female by default, and thus use "male nurse" to refer to a man doing the same job.
to breast feed
to care for the sick
- She believes that nursing her baby will make him strong and healthy .
to treat kindly and with extra care
- She nursed him back to health.
to drink slowly
to foster, to nourish
to hold closely to one's chest
- She nursed the rosebush and that season it bloomed.
to strike (billiard balls) gently, so as to keep them in good position during a series of shots
* 1866 , United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Supplemental report of the Joint Committee
- Would you like to nurse the puppy?
- It is to our interest to let Lee and Johnston come together, just as a billiard-player would nurse the balls when he has them in a nice place.
In sense “to drink slowly”, generally negative and particularly used for someone at a bar, suggesting they either cannot afford to buy another drink or are too miserly to do so. By contrast, sip is more neutral.
* (drink slowly) sip, see also
* nurse practitioner
* wet nurse, wet-nurse
* (l), (l), (l)