What does Parent mean?

Definitions for Parent
ˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-Par·ent

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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"


  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

  3. Origin: [L. parens, -entis; akin to parere to bring forth; cf. Gr. porei^n to give, beget: cf. F. parent. Cf. Part.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parent

    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.]

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

Anagrams for Parent »

  1. enrapt, entrap, panter, trepan

How to pronounce Parent?

  1. Alex
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How to say Parent in sign language?

  1. parent


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Parent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Parent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Parent in a Sentence

  1. British Journalist Katie Hopkins:

    Every fat child has a fat parent.

  2. Steve Maraboli:

    Change is the parent of progress."

  3. William Ellery Channing:

    True love is the parent of humility.

  4. Justice Department attorney Sarah Fabian:

    If we're not aware of where the parent is.

  5. Aristotle:

    Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

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