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Noun
A woman in relation to her child or children
“We're going to be late to meet my parents, and my mother hates to be kept waiting.”
Noun
A female animal in relation to its offspring
“The mother flew off as usual but seemed no more agitated than she had been when guarding the eggs.”
Noun
The source or origin of something
“The Mediterranean was mother to many cultures and languages.”
Noun
An agent or someone who has the power to control the outcome of something
Noun
A person who creates or initiates something
Noun
An unprincipled person
Noun
A person's father or mother
Noun
One who gives life
Noun
A low-bred, presuming person
Noun
Substance causing chemicals to split into simpler substances
Noun
A male relative
Noun
A mature or old woman
Noun
A person who has responsibility for the care of another
Noun
Birth mother or father
Noun
Senior citizen
Noun
A man's wife, girlfriend, or lover
Noun
A place, person, or thing from which something originates
Noun
A female person, animal, or plant
Verb
To raise a child with care and affection
“She was determined to mother her children as her own mother did her.”
Verb
To look after (someone) kindly and protectively
“He loved to be mothered by women and women loved to mother him.”
Verb
To give birth to
“Emma would mother four sons before finally bearing a girl.”
Verb
(care for) To look after
Verb
Accompany and look after or supervise
Adjective
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a mother
“She often offered to babysit for friends, hoping to satisfy her mother urges until she had children of her own.”
Adjective
Native or innate
“Spanish is quite obviously his mother tongue.”
Adjective
Associated with the place or circumstances of a person's birth
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