[ verb ] promote the growth of
"Foster our children's well-being and education"
Used in print(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
Religion fosters group life in various ways .
The common ultimate values , ends and goals fostered by religion are a most important factor .(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
That a writer who is gay cannot be serious is a common professional illusion , sedulously fostered by all_too many academics who mistakenly believe that their frivolous efforts should be taken seriously because they are expressed with that dreary solemnity which is the only mode of expression their authors are capable of .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 93
[ verb ] bring up under fosterage; of children
[ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 923