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1. a person, usually a woman, who tends the sick, injured, or infirm
2. Zoology a worker in a colony of social insects that takes care of the larvae

What does it mean when you dream about a nurse?

Dreaming of a nurse suggests a need to be taken care of and to be healed. It also sometimes indicates a healing is in progress. This dream also implies that strained or unpleasant conditions are being set aright.

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Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University, "Birth of a Patent: The Role of Parents, Nursemaids, and Constraints"
The tale of poor Frederic, apprenticed as a pirate instead of a ship's pilot because his nursemaid misheard, is a chance to have an affectionate pop at authority - sending up those very things we Brits would fight to the death to defend (as, indeed, some who grew up in the late 19th Century actually did, on Flanders field).
There have been sightings of ghosts reflected in mirrors and a phantom dog, as well as a ghostly nursemaid who appears when guests at the hotel are unwell.
I am a graduate and have just finished a degrading year-long employment scheme where you are placed on basic reading and writing courses, attend "alphabet days" (J is for Job), make silly skyscrapers from rolled up newspapers, glue together liquorice allsorts with icing sugar and are given advice on how to go self-employed using the approximate pounds 50 you get on the dole - all overseen by inexperienced sales advisers who are being paid handsomely to play nursemaid.
Callow expertly skips from Welsh schoolmaster to nursemaid, from Julius Caesar to Hamlet, shape-shifting from a Cockney Bottom to a stricken Lear.
The most ancient Egyptian afflicted with atherosclerosis was Lady Rai, who lived to an estimated age of 30 to 40 years around 1530 BC and had been the nursemaid to Queen Ahmose Nefertiri.
She was 21 and single, working as a nursemaid and noted as "protestant".
Gail is only too happy to play nursemaid and uses the fact he can't run away to tell him she wants to revive their romance.
When her nursemaid Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) endures a beating at the hands of bigots, the pair run away to live with a trio of sassy women (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo) who help Lily come to terms with her loss.
You are not her nursemaid and you mustn't be swayed by pity or give in to emotional blackmail.
It's an emotive issue, whatever the gender of the Mary Poppins interloper, but a male nursemaid does give it a touch of spice.
WHAT is the name of the film in which Jane Wyman took on a new career as a nursemaid after her husband was killed in the war and at the end all the children she had looked after held a big surprise party for her?