creche creche  /ˈkrɛʃ/


  1. (n) a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for
  2. (n) a representation of Christ's nativity in the stable at Bethlehem


  1. Meanwhile, the Scarsdale creche is spending its third Christmas in storage.
  2. But at two public buildings in Pittsburgh there will be no creche and no holiday candelabrum this year.
  3. Designed to help busy mothers, the motorized creche also will croon lullabies from a recording of the kind mother sings.



  1. "Displaying a creche on the city hall building conveys the message that the City Council endorses Christianity," wrote Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the foundation.
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Annie Laurie Gaylor Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

  2. Myleene, who will be bringing in the New Year with a live piano rendition of Auld Lang Syne, told the Daily Mirror: "They've provided a creche, which is pretty cool."
    on Dec 31, 2007 By: Myleene Klass Source: Sky News

  3. "The creche angel's words endorse a patently Christian message: Glory to God for the birth of Jesus Christ," Blackmun wrote. "Moreover, in contrast to Lynch, nothing in the creche's setting detracts from that message. Although the government...
    on Nov 14, 2009 By: Harry Blackmun Source: United Press International

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