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mother

Synonyms of mother in English:

noun

  • 1
    female parent, materfamilias, matriarch;
    biological mother, birth mother, foster mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, surrogate mother
    British informal mum, mummy, mumsy
    North American informal mom, mommy
    British informal , dated mater
    dated mama, mamma
    Indian Mata
    Indian informal amma
    rare progenitress, progenitrix
  • 2 it was time for the foal to be separated from its mother
    dam
  • 3 the wish was mother of the deed
    source, origin, genesis, fount, fountainhead, inspiration, stimulus
    literary wellspring
  • verb

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  • 1 she mothered her husband, insisting he take cod liver oil
    [Antonyms] neglect
  • 2 she mothered an illegitimate daughter
    North American birth
    informal drop
    archaic be brought to bed of
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    maternal relating to a mother
    matri- related prefix, as in matrilineal
    matricide killing of one's mother

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