Definitions for Parentˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•entˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-(n.)

  1. a father or a mother.

  2. a source, origin, or cause.

  3. any organism that produces another.

    Category: Developmental Biology, Biology

  4. a precursor; progenitor.

  5. (adj.)being the original source.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. pertaining to an organism, cell, or structure that produces another.

    Category: Biochemistry, Biology

  7. of or designating a corporation or other enterprise that owns controlling interests in one or more subsidiaries.

  8. (v.t.)to be or act as parent of.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of parent:

1375–1425; late ME (< MF) < L parent-, s. of parēns, n. use of prp. of parere to bring forth, breed

par′ent•hood`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parent(noun)

    a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian

  2. parent(verb)

    an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

  3. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent(verb)

    bring up

    "raise a family"; "bring up children"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. parent(noun)ˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-

    sb's mother or father

    His parents are so relaxed and nice.

Wiktionary

  1. parent(Noun)

    One of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father.

  2. parent(Noun)

    A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child; a step-parent or adoptive parent.

  3. parent(Noun)

    A relative.

  4. parent(Noun)

    The source or origin of something.

  5. parent(Noun)

    An organism from which a plant or animal is immediately biologically descended.

  6. parent(Noun)

    A parent company.

  7. parent(Noun)

    The object from which a child or derived object is descended; a node superior to another node.

  8. parent(Verb)

    To act as parent, to raise or rear.

  9. Origin: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parent(noun)

    one who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother

  2. Parent(noun)

    that which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice

Freebase

  1. Parent

    A parent is a caretaker of the offspring in their own species. In humans, a parent is of a child. Children can have one or more parents, but they must have two biological parents. Biological parents consist of the male who sired the child and the female who gave birth to the child. In all human societies, the biological mother and father are both responsible for raising their young. However, some parents may not be biologically related to their children. An adoptive parent is one who nurtures and raises the offspring of the biological parents but is not actually biologically related to the child. Children without adoptive parents can be raised by their grandparents or other family members. A parent can also be elaborated as an ancestor removed one generation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Parent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2824

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Parent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2303

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Parent' in Nouns Frequency: #183


Translations for Parent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

parent(noun)

one of the two persons etc (one male and one female) who are jointly the cause of one's birth.

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