Definitions of parent

  1. bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent. Medical Dictionary DB
  6. A father or mother; the source of anything; that which causes; occasion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A father or mother. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. One who begots or brings forth: a father or mother: that which produces, a cause. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A father or a mother. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A father or a mother; a producer; cause; occasion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A father or mother; that which produces; source. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A father or mother; cause; source. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. The lawful father or the mother of a person. Appeal of Gibson, 154 Mass. 378, 28 N. E. 290. This word is dis- tinguished from "ancestors" in including only the immediate progenitors of the person, while the latter embraces his more remote relatives iu the ascending line. thelawdictionary.org
  14. p[=a]r'ent, n. one who begets or brings forth: a father or a mother: one who, or that which, produces: an author: a cause.--n. PAR'ENTAGE, descent from parents: birth: extraction: rank or character derived from one's parents or ancestors: relation of parents to their children.--adj. PARENT'AL, pertaining to, or becoming, parents: affectionate: tender.--adv. PARENT'ALLY.--ns. PAR'ENTHOOD, state of being a parent: duty or feelings of a parent; PARENT'ICIDE, one who kills a parent.--adj. PAR'ENTLESS, without a parent. [Fr., 'kinsman'--L. parens, for pariens, -entis, pr.p. of par[)e]re, to bring forth.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Father or mother; forefather, esp. our first pp., Adam& Eve; animal, plant, from which others are derived, (often attrib., as the p. bird, tree); (fig.) source, origin, (of evils &c.). So parental a., parentally adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [Latin] A father or mother;—hence, that which produces;—cause; source; origin; producer; creator. Cabinet Dictionary

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