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Noun: parent  peh-runt
  1. A father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
     
  2. An organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained
     
  3. The source or origin of something
Verb: parent  peh-runt
  1. Provide for and care for during childhood
    "parent a family";
    - rear, raise, bring up, nurture

Derived forms: parented, parenting, parents

Type of: being, genitor, organism

Antonym: child

Part of: family, family unit

Encyclopedia: Parent, Puy-de-Dôme