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Dictionary definition for: Foster

1. (n) United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)

2. (v) promote the growth of; "Foster our children''s well-being and education"

3. (s) providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties; "foster parent" "foster child" "foster home" "surrogate father"

4. (v) bring up under fosterage; of children

5. (v) help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"

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