What does parent mean?

Definitions for parent
ˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-par·ent

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parentnoun

    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. parentverb

    an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

  3. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parentverb

    bring up

    "raise a family"; "bring up children"

Wiktionary

  1. parentnoun

    One of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father.

    Etymology: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.

  2. parentnoun

    A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child; a step-parent or adoptive parent.

    Etymology: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.

  3. parentnoun

    A relative.

    Etymology: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.

  4. parentnoun

    The source or origin of something.

    Etymology: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.

  5. parentnoun

    An organism from which a plant or animal is immediately biologically descended.

    Etymology: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.

  6. parentnoun

    A parent company.

    Etymology: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.

  7. parentnoun

    The object from which a child or derived object is descended; a node superior to another node.

    Etymology: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.

  8. parentverb

    To act as parent, to raise or rear.

    Etymology: From parent, parent, from parentem, accusative of parens, present participle of parere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parentnoun

    one who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother

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

  2. Parentnoun

    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.]

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. parent

    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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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

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Numerology

  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. Tony McGee:

    As a parent, when your kids hurt, you hurt, and as a teacher, when your kids hurt, you hurt.

  2. Getty Images:

    As a sitting congresswoman, when you can't get this information, tell me what an engaged, invested parent can get and how they're stonewalled.

  3. Darla Neal:

    If you have a very overprotective parent, which would be myself, your children don't get to lead a normal life -- get on a bus, go on a field trip, stay the night with a friend. And that's been very difficult, it's been a life of hard work, trying to be normal.

  4. Kristen Hewitt:

    As a parent, you want to do something, especially when the latest tragedy is right in your backyard, obviously, we're not going to stop school shootings with lollipops, but the idea is to give teachers something small to help their kids through a stressful situation.

  5. Marianne Reardon:

    Faucis sentiments were also shared by Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force response coordinator. During a call to state governors this week, Birx saidthat sending home students infected with COVID-19 could just encourage transmission of the virus, according to multiple reports. Sending these individuals back home in their asymptomatic state to spread the virus in their home town or among their vulnerable households could really recreate what we experienced over the June time frame in the South. So I think every university president should have a plan for not only testing but caring for their students that need to isolate, Deborah Birx reportedly stated. WASTEWATER SYSTEM DETECTS CORONAVIRUS AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA DORM Parents told Fox News they have mixed feelings about leaving sick kids at college. Marianne Reardon, who has a daughter awayat school, told Fox News that Marianne Reardon ultimately agrees with Fauci and Deborah Birx. As hard as it for me to say, obviously any parent would want to have their child home if they got sick, but I agree with Dr. Fauci that it is safer for them to stay at school.

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