gardening (n.) 1570s, verbal noun from GARDEN (Cf. garden) (v.).

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  • gardening — Synonyms and related words: bloom, blossom, blow, citriculture, floret, floriculture, floscule, flower, flower gardening, flower growing, floweret, fruit growing, groundskeeping, horticulture, hortorium, landscape architecture, landscape… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • gardening — 1. adjective describes items or actions connected with the garden. He had just entered the house and was wearing his gardening clothes. 2. noun a) horticulture His hobby was gardening. b) the process or action of cultivati …   Wiktionary

  • gardening — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. horticulture, cultivation, growing, planting, truck farming, vegetable raising, tillage, landscaping, landscape gardening, landscape architecture, flower gardening, floriculture, groundskeeping …   English dictionary for students

  • gardening — gar|den|ing [ˈga:dnıŋ US ˈga:r ] n [U] the activity of working in a garden, growing plants, cutting a ↑lawn etc ▪ I might do a bit of gardening this afternoon. gardening gloves/tools/equipment etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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