|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.
2. (v. t.) To support; to maintain.
3. (v. t.) To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.
4. (v. t.) To cherish; to comfort.
5. (v. t.) To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments.
6. (v. i.) To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.
7. (v. i.) To gain nourishment.
8. (n.) A nurse.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
nur'-ish (giddel, chiyyah, kilkel, ribbah; trepho, anatrepho, ektrepho, entrepho): While the word "nourish" was ordinarily an appropriate rendering in the time of the King James Version, the word has since become much less frequent, and some senses have largely passed out of ordinary use, so that the meaning would now in most cases be better expressed by some other word. Giddel means "to bring up," "rear (children)" (Isaiah 1:2, margin "made great"; Isaiah 23:4 Daniel 1:5); "cause (a tree) to grow" (Isaiah 44:14). Chiyyah means "to preserve alive" (with some implication of care) (2 Samuel 12:3 Isaiah 7:21, the American Standard Revised Version "keep alive"). Kilkal means "to support," "maintain" "provide for" (especially with food) (Genesis 45:11; Genesis 47:12; Genesis 50:21). Ribbah means "to bring up," "rear (whelps)," in a figurative use Ezekiel 19:2). Trepho means "to feed" (transitively) (Acts 12:20, the Revised Version (British and American) "feed"; Revelation 12:14); "to fatten" (James 5:5, the context indicating an unfavorable meaning). Anatrepho is "to bring up," "rear," like giddel (Acts 7:20, 21); ektrepho is "to take care of" (Ephesians 5:29); entrepho means "to bring up in," "train in" (1 Timothy 4:6).
George Ricker Berry
Nourish (16 Occurrences)
Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, nor reap, nor gather into granaries, and your heavenly Father nourishes them. Are ye not much more excellent than they? (Root in DBY YLT)
Luke 12:24 Consider the ravens, that they sow not, nor reap, to which there is no barn nor storehouse, and God doth nourish them; how much better are ye than the fowls? (YLT)
Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly; (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ephesians 6:4 And the fathers! provoke not your children, but nourish them in the instruction and admonition of the Lord. (YLT)
James 5:5 You have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure. You have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Revelation 12:6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that there they may nourish her one thousand two hundred sixty days. (WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 45:11 There I will nourish you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have."' (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Genesis 50:21 Now therefore don't be afraid. I will nourish you and your little ones." He comforted them, and spoke kindly to them. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the upright man give food to men, but the foolish come to death for need of sense. (See NIV)
Proverbs 27:27 There will be plenty of goats' milk for your food, for your family's food, and for the nourishment of your servant girls. (Root in WEB NIV)
Isaiah 7:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep; (KJV DBY WBS)
Isaiah 23:4 Be ashamed, Sidon; for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, "I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young men, nor brought up virgins." (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Daniel 1:5 The king appointed for them a daily portion of the king's dainties, and of the wine which he drank, and that they should be nourished three years; that at its end they should stand before the king. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Hosea 9:12 For though they nourish their sons, I have made them childless -- without man, Surely also, wo to them, when I turn aside from them. (YLT)
Jonah 4:10 And Jehovah saith, 'Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for which thou didst not labour, neither didst thou nourish it, which a son of a night was, and a son of a night perished, (YLT)
Zechariah 11:16 For, behold, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit those who are cut off, neither will seek those who are scattered, nor heal that which is broken, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat sheep, and will tear their hoofs in pieces. (See RSV)