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Noun
Plural for 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
Plural for 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
Plural for the source or origin of something
“The Mediterranean was mother to many cultures and languages.”
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.”
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