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Definitions of mother

  1. To concrete, as the thick matter of liquors. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a mother to. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To act as a mother to, or to adopt, as a son or daughter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To adopt as a son or daughter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To act as a mother toward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To become like, or full of, mother, or thick matter, as vinegar. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To form mother, as vinegar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To adopt as a son or daughter. Mother Carey's chickens, stormy petrels. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To adopt or ascribe to, as a son or daughter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a term of address for an elderly woman Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. That which has produced or nurtured anything; source of birth or origin; generatrix. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. An old woman or matron. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The female superior or head of a religious house, as an abbess, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Hysterical passion; hysteria. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A female parent, esp. of the human race: a matron: that which has produced anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Dregs or sediment, as of vinegar. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A female parent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A stringy substance formed in fermenting vinegar; dregs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A female parent; a woman who has borne a child; a producer; a superior in a religious house. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A thick slimy substance concreted in liquors. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Native; as, one's mother tongue; producing others. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Received by birth, as it were from one's mother: natural: acting the part of a mother: originating. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Native; maternal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Mothery. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Native; natural; received, as from one's mother; giving birth, as a mother. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. Native; natural; received from parents or ancestors. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for mother

  1. Come over and tell my mother about it! – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead
  2. Of course there was his mother – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
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