mother

How to spell mother in french

In french, the word mother can be spelled:

  • n.
      1. A female person who is pregnant with or gives birth to a child.
      2. A female person whose egg unites with a sperm, resulting in the conception of a child.
      3. A woman who adopts a child.
      4. A woman who raises a child.
    1. A female parent of an animal.
    2. A female ancestor.
    3. A woman who holds a position of authority or responsibility similar to that of a mother: a den mother.
    4. Roman Catholic Church.
      1. A mother superior.
      2. Used as a form of address for such a woman.
    5. A woman who creates, originates, or founds something: “the discovery of radium, which made Marie Curie mother to the Atomic Age” (Alden Whitman).
    6. A creative source; an origin: Philosophy is the mother of the sciences.
    7. Used as a title for a woman respected for her wisdom and age.
    8. Maternal love and tenderness: brought out the mother in her.
    9. The biggest or most significant example of its kind: the mother of all battles.
    10. Vulgar Slang. Something considered extraordinary, as in disagreeableness, size, or intensity.
    adj.
    1. Relating to or being mother.
    2. Characteristic of a mother: mother love.
    3. Being the source or origin: the mother church.
    4. Derived from or as if from one's mother; native: one's mother language.

    v., -ered, -er·ing, -ers.

    v.tr.
    1. To give birth to; create and produce.
    2. To watch over, nourish, and protect maternally.
    v.intr.

    To act or serve as a mother.

    [Middle English moder, mother, from Old English mōdor. N., sense 10, translation of Iraqi Arabic 'umm. N., sense 11, short for MOTHERFUCKER.]


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