1. [ verb ] promote the growth of
Synonyms: further

"Foster our children's well-being and education"

Related terms: promote breeding promotion
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 93
3. [ adjective ] providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
Synonyms: surrogate

"foster parent" "foster child" "foster home" "surrogate father"

Related terms: adoptive
4. [ noun ] (music) United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
Synonyms: stephen_foster stephen_collins_foster
Related terms: songwriter
5. [ verb ] bring up under fosterage; of children
Related terms: rear
6. [ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 923
7. [ verb ] help develop, help grow
Synonyms: nurture

"nurture his talents"

Related terms: encourage serve patronize breeding fostering
Similar spelling:   Foister