[n] United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
[adj] providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties; "foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father"
[v] help develop, help grow
[v] bring up under fosterage; of children
[v] promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"