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Definitions of mother

  1. make children; " Abraham begot Isaac"; " Men often father children but don't recognize them"
  2. a woman who has given birth to a child ( also used as a term of address to your mother); " the mother of three children"
  3. care for like a mother; " She fusses over her husband"
  4. a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; " necessity is the mother of invention"
  5. a term of address for an elderly woman
  6. a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar
  7. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child.
  8. That which has produced or nurtured anything; source of birth or origin; generatrix.
  9. An old woman or matron.
  10. The female superior or head of a religious house, as an abbess, etc.
  11. Hysterical passion; hysteria.
  12. Received by birth or from ancestors; native, natural; as, mother language; also acting the part, or having the place of a mother; producing others; originating.
  13. To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a mother to.
  14. A film or membrane which is developed on the surface of fermented alcoholic liquids, such as vinegar, wine, etc., and acts as a means of conveying the oxygen of the air to the alcohol and other combustible principles of the liquid, thus leading to their oxidation.
  15. To become like, or full of, mother, or thick matter, as vinegar.
  16. Female parents, human or animal.
  17. A female parent; one who has given birth to anything; origin or source; as, necessity is the mother of invention; the female superior of a religious house; a thick, slimy substance or film in liquids.
  18. To act as a mother to, or to adopt, as a son or daughter.
  19. Native; as, one's mother tongue; producing others.
  20. 1. The female parent. 2. Any cell or other structure from which other similar bodies are formed.
  21. A stringy sediment in vinegar, the fungus of acetous fermentation, Mycoderma aceti.
  22. A female parent, esp. of the human race: a matron: that which has produced anything.
  23. Received by birth, as it were from one's mother: natural: acting the part of a mother: originating.
  24. To adopt as a son or daughter.
  25. Dregs or sediment, as of vinegar.
  26. A female parent.
  27. Inborn; native.
  28. To act as a mother toward.
  29. To form mother, as vinegar.
  30. Native; maternal.
  31. A stringy substance formed in fermenting vinegar; dregs.
  32. Mothery.
  33. Native; natural; received, as from one's mother; giving birth, as a mother.
  34. A female parent; a woman who has borne a child; a producer; a superior in a religious house.
  35. A thick slimy substance concreted in liquors.
  36. To adopt as a son or daughter. Mother Carey's chickens, stormy petrels.
  37. To concrete, as the thick matter of liquors.
  38. A woman that has borne offspring; a female parent; that which has produced anything; that which is oldest and chief; a familiar term of address to an elderly woman; the dregs from certain liquids, as vinegar.
  39. Native; natural; received from parents or ancestors.
  40. To adopt or ascribe to, as a son or daughter.
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Antonyms for mother

child, issue, fruit, backwash, corollary, father, aftermath, male parent, product, conclusion, aftereffect, outgrowth, outcome, result, consequence, effect, development, begetter, fate.

Quotes of mother

  1. I've been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception. – Jimmy Carl Black
  2. A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principal may call at any minute to report that her child had just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium. – Mary Kay Blakely
  3. My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston. – Lionel Blue
  4. I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play. – Beverly Cleary
  5. My mother opened a bank account for me when I made $60 on my first day of work as an extra. She's that kind of mother – Laura Dern
  6. Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother -in -law. – Hubert H. Humphrey
  7. My mother had gotten a job as a receptionist at a dancing school and had the idea that we should open our own dancing school; we did, and it prospered. – Gene Kelly
  8. I never turned down a mother role. – Dorothy Malone
  9. My mother was killed in a plane crash, so I hate travelling in planes. Death is so unexpected. I would actually rather stay at home and not go anywhere. – Linda McCartney
  10. My mother was an artist and highly strung, whereas my father was much calmer. – Liza Minnelli
  11. I grew up in a house full of women: my mother grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk. – James Patterson
  12. In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter. – Jessica Savitch
  13. My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was a singer of just about everything. – Carly Simon
  14. My mother had a very difficult childhood, having seen her own mother kill herself. So she didn't always know how to be the nurturing mother that we all expect we should have. – Amy Tan
  15. With each piece I've completed I have worked to make it intact, and each of them has been an equal high. It's like children. A mother refuses to pick out one as a favorite, and I can't do any better with the dances. – Twyla Tharp

Usage examples for mother

  1. I take this and leave the rest to you and Mother Senneville. – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. " Go to your mother Mr. Mowbray. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  3. Not all men, mother not all men! – In the Border Country by Josephine Daskam Bacon
  4. Of course there was his mother – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  5. Of course she told her mother and of course her mother told her father. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  6. Come over and tell my mother about it! – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead
  7. Oh, then your mother is not to know? – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  8. " And this must be your mother – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  9. The poor mother had thought of it, of course, What could she say? – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  10. What about your mother – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  11. " What can I get for mother – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  12. Well, I should think Mother would! – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  13. You know all that, mother – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  14. I am only here to see father and mother – Raiding with Morgan by Byron A. Dunn
  15. When can we go, Mother – Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's by Laura Lee Hope
  16. No, she didn't, mother – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  17. You remember his mother very well? – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  18. Did not your mother tell you of him? – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  19. Ye'll none o' ye mind my mother – Windyridge by W. Riley
  20. What shall we have, Mother – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield

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