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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To feed; to nourish; to support; to bring up.

2. (v. t.) To cherish; to promote the growth of; to encourage; to sustain and promote; as, to foster genius.

3. (v. i.) To be nourished or trained up together.

4. (v. t.) Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; -- applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so called stands in the relation of parent, child, brother, etc., as regards sustenance and nurture, but not by tie of blood.

5. (n.) A forester.

6. (n.) One who, or that which, fosters.

4939. suntrophos -- one brought up with, ie a foster brother or an ...
... one brought up with, ie a foster brother or an intimate friend. Part of Speech:
Adjective Transliteration: suntrophos Phonetic Spelling: (soon'-trof-os) Short ...
// - 6k

2282. thalpo -- to warm, hence to cherish
... thalpo Phonetic Spelling: (thal'-po) Short Definition: I cherish, nourish Definition:
(properly: I warm, then) I cherish, nourish, foster, comfort. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
539. aman -- to confirm, support
... A primitive root; properly, to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse;
figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be ...
/hebrew/539.htm - 6k

And if Anything Happens which Does not Foster Ourselves or Our ...
... Book I. 10 And if anything happens which does not foster ourselves or
our affairs with joyous success? And if anything happens ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/10 and if anything happens.htm

Letter F
... Received 1836 * Foss, Cyrus "Received 1825 * Foster Archibald, "Received 1796,
Located 1804 * Foster, Caleb "Received 1836 * Foster, Herschel ...
/.../ alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter f.htm

That the Most Sacred virgin Mother of God Died of Love for Her Son ...
... And how can one then imagine that the dear child of his heart, his beloved
foster-child, did not assist him at the hour of his departure? ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xiii that the most.htm

... One of Dorrel's lectures was attended by Captain Ezekiel Foster, of Leyden, a man
of good sense, of a strong, muscular frame, and a countenance which bespoke ...
// book of religions/dorrelites.htm

When Thou Feelest Thyself Most Indisposed to Prayer Yield not to ...
... The statement by the Baptist philospher, John Foster, contains the purest philosophy
and the simple truth of God, for God has no force and demands no ...
/.../bounds/purpose in prayer/chapter iii when thou feelest.htm

Unfairness of Charging the Disciples of the New Prophecy with ...
... To speak plainly, if they who reproach us with harshness, or esteem heresy (to exist)
in this (our) cause, foster the "infirmity of the flesh" to such a degree ...
/.../tertullian/on monogamy/chapter xv unfairness of charging the.htm

St. Cosmas, the Melodist
... Cosmas, the Melodist. St. Cosmas, surnamed the Melodist, was foster-brother of
[173]John of Damascus, to whom he was attached by closest bonds of friendship. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the apostolic church/st cosmas the melodist.htm

Life at C??sarea; Baptism; and Adoption of Monastic Life.
... [69] From his letter on behalf of his foster-brother, placed by Maran during his
presbyterate, [70] it would appear that this foster-brother, Dorotheus, was ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/iii life at caesarea baptism and.htm

Elucidation. Stated in Obscure Terms, with Advantage...
... Let me also refer to Bledsoe's most solemn and searching reply to John Foster; also
to his answer to Lord Kames's effort to help the Lord out of a supposed ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/elucidation stated in obscure terms.htm

Whether the Proper Matter of Studiousness is Knowledge?
... affection, according to Mat.6:21, "Where thy treasure is, there is thy heart also."
And since man has special affection for those things which foster the flesh ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the proper matter of.htm

Foster (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To cherish; to promote the growth of; to encourage; to sustain and promote;
as, to foster genius. ... Multi-Version Concordance Foster (2 Occurrences). ...
/f/foster.htm - 7k

Foster-fathers (1 Occurrence)
Foster-fathers. Foster, Foster-fathers. Fought . Multi-Version
Concordance Foster-fathers (1 Occurrence). Isaiah 49:23 ...
/f/foster-fathers.htm - 6k

Nurse (23 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) Either one of the nurse sharks. 6. (vt) To nourish; to cherish; to foster. ...
of this verb is commonly used to denote nurse or foster-mother. ...
/n/nurse.htm - 17k

Manaen (1 Occurrence)
... syntrophos; rendered in RV "foster brother" of) Herod, ie, Herod Antipas, the tetrach,
who, with his brother Archelaus, was educated at Rome. Int. ...
/m/manaen.htm - 8k

Relationships (1 Occurrence)
... III. OTHER DOMESTIC RELATIONS 1. Foster-Father 2. Master and Servants 3. Host and
Guest 4. The Dependent Stranger The family or domestic relations of the Bible ...
/r/relationships.htm - 38k

Nursing (14 Occurrences)
... suck." The feminine causative part. of this verb is commonly used to denote
nurse or foster-mother. According to Exodus 2:7 Moses ...
/n/nursing.htm - 13k

Trophimus (3 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A foster-child, an Ephesian who accompanied Paul during
a part of his third missionary journey (Acts 20:4; 21:29). ...
/t/trophimus.htm - 15k

Cherish (20 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to
foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle. Int. ...
/c/cherish.htm - 13k

Family (438 Occurrences)
... III. OTHER DOMESTIC RELATIONS 1. Foster-Father 2. Master and Servants 3. Host and
Guest 4. The Dependent Stranger The family or domestic relations of the Bible ...
/f/family.htm - 87k

Quicken (16 Occurrences)
... Colossians 2:13; compare John 5:21). David Foster Estes. Multi-Version
Concordance Quicken (16 Occurrences). Romans 8:11 But if the ...
/q/quicken.htm - 13k

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Foster (2 Occurrences)

Acts 13:1
Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Isaiah 49:23
And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am Jehovah; and they that wait for me shall not be put to shame.



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