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mother

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Noun mother has 4 senses
  1. mother, female parent - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
    --1 is a kind of parent
    Antonyms: father, male parent, begetter
    --1 has particulars:
     ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy, mater; mother-in-law; primipara, para I; puerpera; quadripara; quintipara; supermom; surrogate mother; Mary, Virgin Mary, The Virgin, Blessed Virgin, Madonna
    Derived forms: verb mother2, verb mother1
  2. mother - a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar
    --2 is a kind of
    yeast, barm
  3. mother - a term of address for an elderly woman
    --3 is a kind of
    old woman
  4. mother - a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; "necessity is the mother of invention"
    --4 is a kind of
    inspiration
Verb mother has 2 senses
  1. mother, fuss, overprotect - care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband"
    --1 is one way to care, give care
    Derived form: noun mother1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth - make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
    --2 is one way to make, create
    Derived form: noun mother1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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