What does Mother mean?

Definitions for Mother
ˈmʌð ərMoth·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Mother.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mother, female parentnoun

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

    "the mother of three children"

  2. mothernoun

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

  3. mothernoun

    a term of address for an elderly woman

  4. mothernoun

    a term of address for a mother superior

  5. motherverb

    a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation

    "necessity is the mother of invention"

  6. mother, fuss, overprotectverb

    care for like a mother

    "She fusses over her husband"

Wiktionary

  1. Mothernoun

    One's mother

  2. Mothernoun

    A title given to a nun or a priestess

  3. Mothernoun

    One of the triune goddesses of the Lady in Wicca alongside the Crone and Maiden and representing a woman older than a virginal Maiden but younger than a old woman Crone.

  4. Etymology: Shortened from motherfucker

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mothernoun

    a female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child

  2. Mothernoun

    that which has produced or nurtured anything; source of birth or origin; generatrix

  3. Mothernoun

    an old woman or matron

  4. Mothernoun

    the female superior or head of a religious house, as an abbess, etc

  5. Mothernoun

    hysterical passion; hysteria

  6. Motheradjective

    received by birth or from ancestors; native, natural; as, mother language; also acting the part, or having the place of a mother; producing others; originating

  7. Motherverb

    to adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a mother to

  8. Mothernoun

    a film or membrane which is developed on the surface of fermented alcoholic liquids, such as vinegar, wine, etc., and acts as a means of conveying the oxygen of the air to the alcohol and other combustible principles of the liquid, thus leading to their oxidation

  9. Motherverb

    to become like, or full of, mother, or thick matter, as vinegar

  10. Etymology: [Shortened from motherfucker as a euphemism.]

Freebase

  1. Mother

    A mother is a woman who has raised a child, given birth to a child, and/or supplied the ovum that united with a sperm which grew into a child. Because of the complexity and differences of a mother's social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is challenging to specify a universally acceptable definition for the term. The male equivalent is a father.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mother

    muth′ėr, n. a female parent, esp. one of the human race: a woman in relation to her child: a matron: that which has produced anything: the female head of a religious house: a familiar term of address to an old woman.—adj. received by birth, as it were from one's mother: natural: acting the part of a mother: originating.—v.t. to adopt as a son or daughter.—ns. Moth′er-church, the church from which others have sprung; Moth′er-coun′try, -land, the country of one's birth: the country from which a colony has gone out; Moth′erhood, state of being a mother; Moth′ering, a rural English custom of visiting one's parents on Mid-Lent Sunday; Moth′er-in-law, the mother of one's husband or wife.—adj. Moth′erless, without a mother.—n. Moth′erliness.—adj. Moth′erly, pertaining to, or becoming, a mother: like a mother: parental: tender.—ns. Moth′er-of-pearl′, the nacreous internal layer of the shells of several molluscs, esp. of the pearl-oyster, so called because producing the pearl; Moth′er's-mark, a birth-mark; Moth′er-tongue, a person's native language: a language from which another has its origin; Moth′er-wa′ter, the residual liquid remaining after the chemical substances it contained have been crystallised or precipitated; Moth′er-wit, native wit: common-sense; Moth′er-wort, a labiate plant growing in waste places; Queen′-moth′er, the mother of a reigning sovereign.—Mother Carey's chicken, the stormy petrel, or other bird of the same family; Mother-Hubbard, a woman's loose flowing gown, like that proper to the nursery heroine.—Every mother's son, all, without exception. [A.S. móder; Dut. moeder, Ice. móðir, Ger. mutter, Ir. and Gael. mathair, L. mater, Gr. mētēr, Sans, mátá, mátri.]

  2. Mother

    muthėr, n. dregs or sediments, as of vinegar.—v.i. to become concreted.—adj. Moth′ery. [Mud.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mother

    A female parent with a maternal instinct who chooses to act with unconditional love, unity, peace and is nonjudgmental and nurturing.

    Our mother is such a beautiful person.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  
  2. mothernoun

    The natural ability, qualities and acts of every mother to give and share love, nurture, provide and contribute to development of their child or children in a nonjudgmental, fair and just way and to create a united family environment where their child or children have a positive and loving relationship with their father and all their family members

    Every father and mother has the role to unify the family where required.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 21, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mother' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #323

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mother' in Written Corpus Frequency: #485

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mother' in Nouns Frequency: #86

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mother in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mother in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Mother in a Sentence

  1. Rocky Johnson:

    Whan I was a boy, they took away my mother, and now it's time for them to pay ... dearly.

  2. Michelle Obama:

    My commitment to these issues is real, i picked this issue because there was deep passion for it as a mother. ... I'm going to continue working on this.

  3. Joan Joslin:

    I arrived home at five in the morning and my mother gave me a good dressing down for being out all night -- and I still couldn't tell her.

  4. Nancy Hurst:

    You need to just enjoy the relationship -- that is most important to nurture the mother-baby relationship. Even if at times that doesn't mean exclusive breastfeeding.

  5. Anne Geddes:

    Babies are my inspiration because of everything they represent, they change lives. The minute your baby's born, you're a dad or you're a mother. And they create families and they bring so much joy to the world.

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