What does motherhood mean?

Definitions for motherhood
ˈmʌð ərˌhʊdmoth·er·hood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motherhood, maternitynoun

    the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother


  1. motherhoodnoun

    the state of being a mother

  2. motherhoodnoun

    mothers as a group

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Motherhoodnoun

    The office or character of a mother.

    Etymology: from mother.

    Thou shalt see the blessed mother-maid
    Exalted more for being good,
    Than for her interest of motherhood. John Donne.


  1. motherhood

    Motherhood refers to the state or role of being a mother. It encompasses the aspects of raising a child or children, such as giving birth, nurturing, caring, teaching, and providing emotional, physical, and social support. Motherhood can also represent the influence and impact a mother has on her children's development, well-being, and in the functioning of the larger society.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Motherhoodnoun

    the state of being a mother; the character or office of a mother


  1. Motherhood

    Motherhood is a 2009 independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann and starring Uma Thurman.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. motherhood

    The headliner in God's great vaudeville.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of motherhood in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of motherhood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of motherhood in a Sentence

  1. Meghan McCain:

    I think that everyone knows this has not been a smooth road to motherhood. Its taken a lot of physical, mental, emotional strength to get here ... I sort of didnt know if I was ever going to be a mom.

  2. Larry Levitt:

    Pre-existing condition protections are now like motherhood and apple pie, but saying you're for them is different from having a plan to actually make them a reality, it's hard to do and involves trade-offs. People may forget all the political pain Democrats suffered because premiums went up and non-compliant plans got cancelled when the ACA's protections went into effect.

  3. Katherine Schwarzenegger:

    It's been a gift to her siblings,her father and to everyone who loves [her and Chris]. To see somebody step into a role of motherhood is reallya beautiful thing. I'm a big believer that motherhood and parenting is the most valuable work that we do in this world.

  4. Andrea Leadsom:

    I absolutely said, what I specifically said, is that motherhood should not play a part in the campaign. I was pressed to say how my children had formed my views, having children has no bearing on the ability to be prime minister.

  5. Gae Magnafici:

    As the Assembly chair of Family Law, a nurse, and a mom, I am insulted. I’m calling on Governor Evers to stop downplaying womanhood, stop downplaying motherhood, and stop downplaying settled science.

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