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Noun: mother  mú-dhu(r)
  1. A woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    "the mother of three children";
    - female parent
     
  2. A stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar
     
  3. A term of address for an elderly woman
     
  4. A term of address for a mother superior
     
  5. A condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation
    "necessity is the mother of invention"
     
  6. An informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously
    - mater [Brit]
Verb: mother  mú-dhu(r)
  1. Care for like a mother
    "She mothers over her husband";
    - fuss, overprotect
     
  2. Make children
    "Abraham mothered Isaac";
    - beget [archaic], get, engender [archaic], father, sire, generate, bring forth

Derived forms: mothered, mothering, mothers

Type of: abbess, barm, care, create, give care, inspiration, make, mother superior, old woman, parent, prioress, yeast

Antonym: father

Encyclopedia: Mother, May I?