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Synonyms of mother in English:


  • 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
  • 2 it was time for the foal to be separated from its mother
  • 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
  • Word links

    maternal relating to a mother
    matri- related prefix, as in matrilineal
    matricide killing of one's mother
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