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1. mother

noun. ['ˈmʌðɝ'] a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother).

Synonyms

  • mummy
  • ma
  • mom
  • mother-in-law
  • momma
  • quintipara
  • supermom
  • mamma
  • mum
  • mater
  • para I
  • female parent
  • parent
  • quadripara
  • surrogate mother
  • puerpera
  • mommy
  • mama
  • primipara

Antonyms

  • male parent
  • father
  • disassemble
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • moder (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • modor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Mother

  • brother
  • another
  • yother
  • suther
  • souther
  • rather
  • nother
  • futher
  • uther

How do you pronounce mother?

Pronounce mother as ˈməðər.

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Example sentences of the word mother


1. Noun, singular or mass
The elk calf stays with its mother until the next spring when the cow has new babies.

Quotes containing the word mother


1. There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

2. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

3. You are ugly when you love her, you are beautiful and fresh, vital and free, modern and poetic when you don't... you are more beautiful as an orphan than as your mother's son.
- Witold Gombrowicz

2. mother-in-law

noun. ['ˈmʌðɝɪnˌlɔ'] the mother of your spouse.

Synonyms

  • in-law
  • female parent
  • mother

Antonyms

  • male parent
  • child
  • parent
  • dad

3. mother-naked

adjective. as naked as at birth.

Synonyms

  • naked as the day you were born
  • naked as the day one was born
  • in your birthday suit
  • in one's birthday suit

Antonyms

  • adorned
  • uniformed
  • trousered
  • suited

4. foster-mother

noun. a woman who is a foster parent and raises another's child.

Synonyms

  • foster-parent
  • foster parent

5. mother

verb. ['ˈmʌðɝ'] care for like a mother.

Synonyms

  • fuss
  • give care
  • care

Antonyms

  • end
  • pull out
  • leave
  • go

Etymology

  • moder (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • modor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. mother

noun. ['ˈmʌðɝ'] a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation.

Antonyms

  • female parent

Etymology

  • moder (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • modor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. mother

noun. ['ˈmʌðɝ'] a term of address for a mother superior.

Synonyms

  • abbess
  • prioress

Antonyms

  • lose
  • bottom out
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • moder (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • modor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. mother

verb. ['ˈmʌðɝ'] make children.

Synonyms

  • beget
  • bring forth
  • make
  • father
  • generate
  • create
  • get
  • sire

Antonyms

  • follower
  • refrain
  • lend
  • refuse

Etymology

  • moder (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • modor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. mother

noun. ['ˈmʌðɝ'] a term of address for an elderly woman.

Antonyms

  • level

Etymology

  • moder (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • modor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. mother

noun. ['ˈmʌðɝ'] a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar.

Synonyms

  • yeast

Antonyms

  • unmake
  • stay

Etymology

  • moder (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • modor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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