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
an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained
rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent(verb)
"raise a family"; "bring up children"
One of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father.
A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child; a step-parent or adoptive parent.
The source or origin of something.
An organism from which a plant or animal is immediately biologically descended.
A parent company.
The object from which a child or derived object is descended; a node superior to another node.
To act as parent, to raise or rear.
Origin: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.
one who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother
that which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice
Origin: [L. parens, -entis; akin to parere to bring forth; cf. Gr. porei^n to give, beget: cf. F. parent. Cf. Part.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pār′ent, n. one who begets or brings forth: a father or a mother: one who, or that which, produces: an author: a cause.—n. Par′entage, descent from parents: birth: extraction: rank or character derived from one's parents or ancestors: relation of parents to their children.—adj. Parent′al, pertaining to, or becoming, parents: affectionate: tender.—adv. Parent′ally.—ns. Par′enthood, state of being a parent: duty or feelings of a parent; Parent′icide, one who kills a parent.—adj. Par′entless, without a parent. [Fr., 'kinsman'—L. parens, for pariens, -entis, pr.p. of parĕre, to bring forth.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Parent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2824
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Parent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2303
Rank popularity for the word 'Parent' in Nouns Frequency: #183
enrapt, entrap, panter, trepan
The numerical value of Parent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Parent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
No stranger can get a great many notes of torture out of a human soul it takes one that knows it well -- parent, child, brother, sister, intimate.
All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.
Quite frankly, the terms ‘ Parent 1 ’ and ‘ Parent 2 ’ seem more offensive than mother and father. It’s implying that one parent is the first parent and the other parent is secondary.
Quite frankly, the terms ‘Parent 1’ and ‘Parent 2’ seem more offensive than ‘Mother’ and ‘Father.’ It’s implying that one parent is the first parent and the other parent is secondary.
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Translations for Parent
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- والد, والدةArabic
- পেরেন্ট, অভিভাবকBengali
- rodič, zdrojCzech
- forælder, ophavDanish
- Elternteil, ElterGerman
- γονέας, γεννήτοραςGreek
- gepatro, patroEsperanto
- syntyperä, vanhempi, ottovanhempi, kasvattaaFinnish
- géniteur, parent, génitriceFrench
- pàrantScottish Gaelic
- ծնող, աղբյուրArmenian
- genitore, genitriceItalian
- 親, 養父母Japanese
- angajoqqaaKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- vecāki, tēvs, māteLatvian
- ibu bapa, emak ayahMalay
- ouder, bronDutch
- pai, genitorPortuguese
- родительница, источник, родитель, причинаRussian
- váhnen, vánhenNorthern Sami
- roditelj, родитељSerbo-Croatian
- මව්පියSinhala, Sinhalese
- roditelj, staršSlovene
- motuʻaTonga (Tonga Islands)
- ба́тько, роди́тельUkrainian
- hikälan, hipal, kälan, jipal, daoptan, jikälan, hidaoptan, pal, jidaoptanVolapük
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