Definitions for Parent
ˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-Par·ent
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Parent.
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, parentverb
"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.
Etymology: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A father or mother.
Etymology: parent, Fr. parens, Latin.
All true virtues are to honour true religion as their parent, and all well-ordered commonweales to love her as their chiefest stay. Richard Hooker.
As a publick parent of the state,
My justice, and thy crime, requires thy fate. Dryden.
In vain on the dissembl’d mother’s tongue
Had cunning art, and sly persuasion hung;
And real care in vain and native love
In the true parent’s panting breast had strove. Matthew Prior.
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
Etymology: [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.]
A male and female who cocreate a child together.
Their parents are so valued, loved and respected.
Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020
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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
The numerical value of Parent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Parent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
I’m a single parent, and I do all I can. I work Monday through Friday, and they have to go to daycare. I don’t have the luxury to just have somebody that I can just have watch them outside daycare.
I'm from the South, whooping is, we do that all the time. Every black parent in the South is going to be in jail under those circumstances.
Those of you that saw some of those heartbreaking images of that small boy drowned, I think anybody who's a parent understands that that stirs all of our consciences.
I understand the whole circumstance is very difficult, especially for the women’s side – the fans in this community. I’m not naive to that, i know these allegations are very, very serious but like I mentioned before, I’ve never assaulted any woman. I never disrespected any woman. I was raised by a single parent mom … that’s who raised me.
Kids who were experiencing some conflict on social media, be it with a friend or schoolmate, had very elevated levels of distress but that experience was mitigated if their parents were highly involved with monitoring their accounts, so parent monitoring effectively erased the negative effects of online conflicts.
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- والد, والدةArabic
- অভিভাবক, পেরেন্টBengali
- zdroj, rodičCzech
- ophav, forælderDanish
- Elternteil, ElterGerman
- γεννήτορας, γονέαςGreek
- patro, gepatroEsperanto
- ottovanhempi, vanhempi, syntyperä, kasvattaaFinnish
- géniteur, génitrice, parentFrench
- pàrantScottish Gaelic
- աղբյուր, ծնողArmenian
- genitore, genitriceItalian
- 養父母, 親Japanese
- angajoqqaaKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- vecāki, māte, tēvsLatvian
- ibu bapa, emak ayahMalay
- bron, ouderDutch
- genitor, paiPortuguese
- родительница, причина, родитель, источникRussian
- vánhen, váhnenNorthern Sami
- roditelj, родитељSerbo-Croatian
- මව්පියSinhala, Sinhalese
- starš, roditeljSlovene
- motuʻaTonga (Tonga Islands)
- роди́тель, ба́тькоUkrainian
- pal, jidaoptan, hidaoptan, jikälan, daoptan, jipal, kälan, hipal, hikälanVolapük
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