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mother1

moth·er1

mother1

 
 
pronunciation:
muh thr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a female parent.
 
synonyms:
ma, mama, mom, mommy
similar words:
dam, materfamilias, matriarch, mother-in-law, old lady, parent
definition 2: a woman who adopts the role or exercises the authority of a female parent.
similar words:
earth mother, guardian, materfamilias, matriarch, parent, stepmother
definition 3: the origin or source of something.
synonyms:
fountainhead, origin, provenance, source
similar words:
cause, head, root, wellspring
definition 4: a woman in the top position of a female religious community.
synonyms:
mother superior
similar words:
abbess, nun, priestess, sister
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being a female parent.
a mother fox
similar words:
female
definition 2: of or relating to characteristics generally attributed to a female parent.
mother love
synonyms:
maternal, parental
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mothered, mothering, mothers
definition 1: to be the mother of.
similar words:
bear, parent, rear
definition 2: to be the origin of; produce; create.
synonyms:
create, originate, procreate, produce
similar words:
bear, beget, breed, conceive, engender, spawn, yield
definition 3: to nurture and protect.
synonyms:
nurture, take care of
similar words:
cherish, nourish, nurse, protect, shelter, tend
derivation: motherless (adj.)
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