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English noun: mother

1. mother (person) a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)

SamplesThe mother of three children.

Synonymsfemale parent

Broader (hypernym)parent

Narrower (hyponym)ma, mama, mamma, mammy, mater, mom, momma, mommy, mother-in-law, mum, mummy, para I, primipara, puerpera, quadripara, quintipara, supermom, surrogate mother

Instance hyponymBlessed Virgin, Madonna, Mary, The Virgin, Virgin Mary

Antonymsbegetter, father, male parent

2. mother (substance) a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

Broader (hypernym)barm, yeast

3. mother (person) a term of address for an elderly woman

Broader (hypernym)old woman

4. mother (person) a term of address for a mother superior

Broader (hypernym)abbess, mother superior, prioress

5. mother (cognition) a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation

SamplesNecessity is the mother of invention.

Broader (hypernym)inspiration

English verb: mother

1. mother (social) care for like a mother

SamplesShe fusses over her husband.

Synonymsfuss, overprotect

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)care, give care

2. mother (body) make children

SamplesAbraham begot Isaac.
Men often father children but don't recognize them.

Synonymsbeget, bring forth, engender, father, generate, get, sire

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)create, make

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