HyperDic: mother

English > 7 senses of the word mother:
NOUNperson mother, female parenta woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
substancemothera stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria
person mothera term of address for an elderly woman
person mothera term of address for a mother superior
cognitionmothera condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation
VERBsocialmother, fuss, overprotectcare for like a mother
bodymother, beget, get, engender, father, sire, generate, bring forthmake children
mother > pronunciation
Soundsmah'dher
Rhymesaltogether ... zither: 43 rhymes with dher...
English > mother: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother).
Example"the mother of three children"
Synonymfemale parent
InstancesMary, Virgin Mary, The Virgin, Blessed Virgin, MadonnaThe mother of Jesus
Narrowerma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummyinformal terms for a mother
materAn informal use of the Latin word for mother
mother-in-lawThe mother of your spouse
primipara, para I(obstetrics) woman who has been delivered of a child for the first time
puerperaA woman in childbirth or shortly thereafter
quadripara(obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of four pregnancies
quintipara(obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of five pregnancies
supermomAn informal term for a mother who can combine childcare and full-time employment
surrogate motherA woman who bears a child for a couple where the wife is unable to do so
BroaderparentA father or mother
Oppositefather, male parent, begetterA male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
Spanishmadre, mamá, progenitora
Catalanmare
Adjectivesmaternalrelating to or derived from one's mother
motherlybefitting a mother
Nounsmotherhoodthe kinship relation between an offspring and the mother
Verbsmothermake children
mothercare for like a mother
English > mother: 7 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar.
Broaderyeast, barmA commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells
Spanishmadre del vino
Catalanmare del vi, mares del vi
English > mother: 7 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA term of address for an elderly woman.
Broaderold womanA woman who is old
Spanishseñora
Catalansenyora
English > mother: 7 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA term of address for a mother superior.
Broaderabbess, mother superior, prioressThe superior of a group of nuns
English > mother: 7 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningA condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation.
Example"necessity is the mother of invention"
Broaderinspirationarousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
Spanishmadre
Catalanmare
English > mother: 7 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcare for like a mother.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsfuss, overprotect
Broadercare, give careProvide care for
Spanishmimar en exceso, mimar, sobreproteger
Catalanacaronar, amanyagar, amoixar
Nounsmothera woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
English > mother: 7 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningmake children.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsbeget, get, engender, father, sire, generate, bring forth
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishconcebir, engendrar, generar, producir
Catalanengendrar, generar
Nounsmothera woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)

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