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 parent(noun)

    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. mother(noun)

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

  3. mother(noun)

    a term of address for an elderly woman

  4. mother(noun)

    a term of address for a mother superior

  5. mother(verb)

    a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation

    "necessity is the mother of invention"

  6. mother, fuss, overprotect(verb)

    care for like a mother

    "She fusses over her husband"

  7. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)

    make children

    "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

Wiktionary

  1. Mother(ProperNoun)

    One's mother

    Etymology: Shortened from motherfucker

  2. Mother(ProperNoun)

    A title given to a nun or a priestess

    Etymology: Shortened from motherfucker

  3. Mother(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: Shortened from motherfucker

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mother(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Shortened from motherfucker as a euphemism.]

  2. Mother(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Shortened from motherfucker as a euphemism.]

  3. Mother(noun)

    an old woman or matron

    Etymology: [Shortened from motherfucker as a euphemism.]

  4. Mother(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Shortened from motherfucker as a euphemism.]

  5. Mother(noun)

    hysterical passion; hysteria

    Etymology: [Shortened from motherfucker as a euphemism.]

  6. Mother(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [Shortened from motherfucker as a euphemism.]

  7. Mother(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Shortened from motherfucker as a euphemism.]

  8. Mother(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Shortened from motherfucker as a euphemism.]

  9. Mother(verb)

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

    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.

    Our mother is such a beautiful person.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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

How to pronounce mother?

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How to say mother in sign language?

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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. Ofirah Yheskel:

    No one was singled out, the First Lady's administration has reached out to the mother of the page and has offered to apologize in person but has not heard back. The offer still stands.

  2. Remy Auberjonois:

    He was married to my mother for 56 years, he was a dedicated father and grandfather and he had a fantastic sense of humor.

  3. Travis Grenier:

    Blakes mother read 1 Corinthians 13. In front of our parents, siblings and our photographer, we shed tears of happiness, anxiousness, and nervousness. I walked down the aisle with relics of my late grandparents and I couldnt have asked for a more perfect wedding. At that moment, I realized that my love for Blake is what made getting married special. We cant wait to celebrate with everyone, but this day will forever be ours. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isnt crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesnt think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. For now, she said she is willing to accommodate the bride and grooms needs, whether that means going ahead with the wedding virtually, in a small group, postponingthe big day altogether. Whatever things that a wedding planner would typically do, we are still doing for these virtual weddings. We are willing to customize and do whatever we need to do. I think people are making the best of a really hard situation, Balmer said. Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isn’t crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesn’t think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. (Elina Shirazi) Chris Goujon agrees with that sentiment. Obviously tomorrow is not guaranteed, so if you want to get married, do it. The Smiths said that even though they did not plan on a virtual wedding, they dont think its a bad idea for other couples who dont want to postpone the date. Virtual weddings, its amazing! It is a great way to be safe but to still have people join in your union. Certain life moments shouldnt be had without the presence of your village. We are thankful that technology gives people the opportunity to share such a special moment. CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE I think we all get so caught up in what our relationship looks like to others and you know, you really just need a four dollar Publix cake and your significant other and some music and a box of champagne, Kenna Grenier said. Nothing went right for our wedding, but it is what you make of it, i dont know if to the state of Georgia we are married, but at least to us we are.

  4. Freeman John Dyson:

    Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A wife who speaks less with her husband says much about him outside their house only to others who could be either some other man or often her mother.

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