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Definition of mother:

  1. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child.
  2. 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.
  3. An old woman or matron.
  4. Hysterical passion; hysteria.
  5. 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.
  6. That which has produced or nurtured anything; source of birth or origin; generatrix.
  7. The female superior or head of a religious house, as an abbess, etc.
  8. To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a mother to.
  9. To become like, or full of, mother, or thick matter, as vinegar.

Synonyms:

pose, maw, cock, fix, fuss, start, amaze, spoil, beget, cosset, aim, go, cause, breed, perplex, fledgling, stick, generate, cherish, loudmouth, custodial parent, obtain, catch, stimulate, stupefy, daddy, incur, provenience, commence, root, let, acquire, yob, become, buzz off, suffer, scram, spawn, indulge, matriarch, nonplus, get, find, grow, overindulgence, bring forth, overprotect, receive, arrive, render, baffle, empty nester, set out, pay back, pay off, fret, capture, mama, come, public nuisance, female parent, administrator, vermin, mommy, know-all, ass, puzzle, mammy, give, rootstock, bugger off, public enemy number one, nestling, contract, fount, provenance, beginning, pamper, superintendent, bird of passage, take, fuss over, dickey, hen, start out, mum, return, arrest, game bird, ma, (the) scum of the earth, progenitor, flummox, bring, niggle, birth parent, well, sire, source, derivation, wait on someone hand and foot, maternal, raptor, fetch, dam, ascendant, yield, bird of prey, gravel, foremother, begin, horror, origin, do well by someone, mummy, mystify, have, precede, set about, father, creep, birth mother, spring, birth father, bewilder, induce, fountain, draw, engender, vex, convey, get under one's skin, fountainhead, beat, dumbfound, roll out the red carpet for someone, dad, get down, deadbeat dad, experience, drive.

Usage examples:

  • How do you like it, mother?

    - "A Red Wallflower", Susan Warner.
  • " I am a mother," said she.

    - "Andersen's Fairy Tales", Hans Christian Andersen.
  • No one ever was so good to me as mother.

    - "The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys", Richard Harding Davis.