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Definitions of mother

  1. make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; "necessity is the mother of invention" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a term of address for an elderly woman Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which has produced or nurtured anything; source of birth or origin; generatrix. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An old woman or matron. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The female superior or head of a religious house, as an abbess, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Hysterical passion; hysteria. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a mother to. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To become like, or full of, mother, or thick matter, as vinegar. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Female parents, human or animal. Medical Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. 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.
  19. Native; as, one's mother tongue; producing others. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. 1. The female parent. 2. Any cell or other structure from which other similar bodies are formed. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  21. A stringy sediment in vinegar, the fungus of acetous fermentation, Mycoderma aceti. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. To adopt as a son or daughter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Dregs or sediment, as of vinegar. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. A female parent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Inborn; native. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To act as a mother toward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To form mother, as vinegar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Native; maternal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A stringy substance formed in fermenting vinegar; dregs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Mothery. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. A thick slimy substance concreted in liquors. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. 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.
  37. To concrete, as the thick matter of liquors. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. Native; natural; received from parents or ancestors. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. 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.
  41. The superiority of the Hebrew over all contemporaneous systems of legislation and of morals is strongly shown in the higher estimation of the mother in the Jewish family, as contrasted with modern Oriental as well as ancient Oriental and classical usage. The kings mother, as appears in the case of Bath-sheba, was treated with special honor. ( Exodus 20:12 ; Leviticus 19:3 ; 5:16 ; deuteronomy 21:18 deuteronomy 21:21 ; 1 Kings 2:29 ; Proverbs 10:1 ; 15:20 ; 17:25 ; 29:15 ; Proverbs 31:1 Proverbs 31:30 ) biblestudytools.com
  42. A woman who has borne a child; a female parent; correlative to "son" or "daughter." The term may also include a woman who is pregnant See Howard v. People, 1S5 111. 552, 57 N. E. 441; Latshaw v. State, 156 Ind. 194, 59 N. E. 471. thelawdictionary.org
  43. Same as motherfucker. dictgcide_fs
  44. A person or thing with some exceptional quality, as great size or power; as, a grizzly stuck his nose in my tent and I grabbed my pistol and shot the mother. dictgcide_fs
  45. muth'[.e]r, n. a female parent, esp. one of the human race: a woman in relation to her child: a matron: that which has produced anything: the female head of a religious house: a familiar term of address to an old woman.--adj. received by birth, as it were from one's mother: natural: acting the part of a mother: originating.--v.t. to adopt as a son or daughter.--ns. MOTH'ER-CHURCH, the church from which others have sprung; MOTH'ER-COUN'TRY, -LAND, the country of one's birth: the country from which a colony has gone out; MOTH'ERHOOD, state of being a mother; MOTH'ERING, a rural English custom of visiting one's parents on Mid-Lent Sunday; MOTH'ER-IN-LAW, the mother of one's husband or wife.--adj. MOTH'ERLESS, without a mother.--n. MOTH'ERLINESS.--adj. MOTH'ERLY, pertaining to, or becoming, a mother: like a mother: parental: tender.--ns. MOTH'ER-OF-PEARL', the nacreous internal layer of the shells of several molluscs, esp. of the pearl-oyster, so called because producing the pearl; MOTH'ER'S-MARK, a birth-mark; MOTH'ER-TONGUE, a person's native language: a language from which another has its origin; MOTH'ER-WA'TER, the residual liquid remaining after the chemical substances it contained have been crystallised or precipitated; MOTH'ER-WIT, native wit: common-sense; MOTH'ER-WORT, a labiate plant growing in waste places; QUEEN'-MOTH'ER, the mother of a reigning sovereign.--MOTHER CAREY'S CHICKEN, the stormy petrel, or other bird of the same family; MOTHER-HUBBARD, a woman's loose flowing gown, like that proper to the nursery heroine.--EVERY MOTHER'S SON, all, without exception. [A.S. móder; Dut. moeder, Ice. móðir, Ger. mutter, Ir. and Gael. mathair, L. mater, Gr. m[=e]t[=e]r, Sans, mátá, mátri.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  46. muth[.e]r, n. dregs or sediments, as of vinegar.--v.i. to become concreted.--adj. MOTH'ERY. [Mud.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. Hysteria, Phlegm. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  48. [Akin to mud.] A film forming on the surface of fermenting liquids, caused by the development of fungi; as M. of vinegar (composed of Bacillus aceticus). na
  49. Female parent; quality, condition, &c., that gives rise to another, as necessity is the m. of invention; head of female religious community; (term of address for) elderly woman of lower class; (also artificial m.) apparatus for rearing chickens; (archaic, f. obs. sense womb) hysteria; M. Carey\'s chicken; m. Church (as of maternal authority); M.-Church (whence others have sprung); m. country, country in relation to its colonies; m. earth, earth as m. of its inhabitants &c., (facet.) the ground; M. Hubbard, person in nursery rhyme, kind of cloak; m.-in-law, one\'s wife\'s or husband\'s m.; m. of pearl, smooth shining iridescent substance forming inner layer of some shells (often attrib., w. hyphens); m.\'s son, man, esp, every m.\'s son of (you &c.); m. tongue, one\'s native tongue, (also) tongue from which others spring; m. wit, native wit, common sense. Hence motherhood n., motherless, motherlike, aa. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. Give birth to (usu. fig.); protect as a mother; acknowledge or profess one-self the mother of (child, lit. & fig.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  51. (Also m. of vinegar) mucilaginous substance produced in vinegar during fermentation by mould-fungus. Hence mothery a. [German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. m. of thousands or millions, the ivy-leaved toadflax; m. ship, ship having charge of torpedo-boats &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. The female parent. American pocket medical dictionary.
  54. The vinegar-fungus. Mycoderma aceti. American pocket medical dictionary.
  55. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A female parent; especially, a female parent of the human race;- that which has produced any thing; source of birth or origin;- a familiar term of address to elderly women; also, to a woman who exercises parental care and influence over a person, undertaking, &c.;- the superior of a convent; abbess;- a thick, slimy substance concreted in liquors, particularly in vinegar. Cabinet Dictionary
  56. Received by birth or from ancestors; natural;- native; vernacular. Cabinet Dictionary

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