Pronunciation: (gär'dn),[key] —n. 1. a plot of ground, usually near a house, where flowers, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, or herbs are cultivated.
2. a piece of ground or other space, commonly with ornamental plants, trees, etc., used as a park or other public recreation area: a public garden. 3. a fertile and delightful spot or region.
4. Brit.yard2 (def. 1).
—adj. 1. pertaining to, produced in, or suitable for cultivation or use in a garden: fresh garden vegetables; garden furniture. 2. garden-variety.
3. lead up or down the garden path, to deceive or mislead in an enticing way; lead on; delude: The voters had been led up the garden path too often to take a candidate's promises seriously.
—v.i. to lay out, cultivate, or tend a garden.
—v.t. to cultivate as a garden.
Pronunciation: (gär'dn),[key] —n. Mary, 1877–1967, U.S. soprano.