What does parental mean?

Definitions for parental
pəˈrɛn tlparental

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parental(adj)

    designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced

  2. parental, maternal, paternal(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

    "parental guidance"


  1. parental(Noun)

    A person fulfilling a parental role.

    Nowadays there are all kinds of potential parentals besides parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, step-parents, in-laws, older siblings and cousins, and those in civil unions.

    Etymology: From parentalis, from parens

  2. parental(Adjective)

    of or relating to a parent

    Etymology: From parentalis, from parens

  3. parental(Adjective)

    of the generation of organisms that produce a hybrid

    Etymology: From parentalis, from parens

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parental(adj)

    of or pertaining to a parent or to parents; as, parental authority; parental obligations

    Etymology: [L. parentalis.]

  2. Parental(adj)

    becoming to, or characteristic of, parents; tender; affectionate; devoted; as, parental care

    Etymology: [L. parentalis.]

Editors Contribution

  1. parental

    Relating to a parent.

    Their parental responsibilities are valued, respected and their love for their children is so clear.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 30, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'parental' in Adjectives Frequency: #842

Anagrams for parental »

  1. paternal, prenatal

  2. Prenatal

How to pronounce parental?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parental in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of parental in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Barto:

    An executive order is no substitute for parental rights grounded in law, the veto undermines every single elected Republican legislator who voted to defend parents and address the frustrations they face with the current status quo that provides opt-out for some sexual materials and opt-in for others.

  2. Adam Smith:

    I was able to get them to enthusiastically support the largest expansion of the social welfare state since the Affordable Care Act -- the widows tax and paid parental leave, that was an enormous accomplishment, OK? I got them to do things that they never wanted to do.

  3. Thomas Liebig:

    Particularly in Germany, educational success depends heavily on parental support and children who don't have that backing are often left behind.

  4. Larry Rosen:

    First, the apps must be educational, second, they should involve parental play time, and finally, they should not be used for more than 30 minutes at a time followed by interactive, creative free play.

  5. Professor Ugail:

    We can actually look at a child's pictures, we can incorporate all the pictures available, we can also add information from parents, parental facial features, grandparental facial features if available and also other relatives in the family. So we can take all that information so the accuracy that we can predict would be much, much better compared to the current existing technology.

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