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Mather vs. Mother

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Mathernoun

alternative form of madder

Mothernoun

A (human) female who has given birth to a baby

‘I am visiting my mother today. — My sister-in-law has just become a mother.’; ‘He had something of his mother in him, but this was because he realized that in the end only her love was unconditional, and in gratitude he had emulated her.’;

Mathernoun

See Madder.

Mothernoun

A human female who parents an adopted or fostered child

Mothernoun

A human female who donates a fertilized egg or donates a body cell which has resulted in a clone.

Mothernoun

A pregnant female, possibly as a shortened form of mother-to-be.

‘Nutrients and oxygen obtained by the mother are conveyed to the fetus.’;

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Mothernoun

A female parent of an animal.

‘The lioness was a mother of four cubs.’;

Mothernoun

(figuratively) A female ancestor.

Mothernoun

(figuratively) A source or origin.

‘The Mediterranean was mother to many cultures and languages.’;

Mothernoun

Something that is the greatest or most significant of its kind. mother of all.}}

Mothernoun

(when followed by a surname) A title of respect for one's mother-in-law.

‘Mother Smith, meet my cousin, Doug Jones.’;

Mothernoun

(figuratively) Any elderly woman, especially within a particular community.

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Mothernoun

(figuratively) Any person or entity which performs mothering.

Mothernoun

The principal piece of an astrolabe, into which the others are fixed.

Mothernoun

The female superior or head of a religious house; an abbess, etc.

Mothernoun

(obsolete) Hysterical passion; hysteria.

Mothernoun

A stringy, mucilaginous or film- or membrane-like substance (consisting of acetobacters) which develops in fermenting alcoholic liquids (such as wine, or cider), and turns the alcohol into acetic acid with the help of oxygen from the air.

‘pieces of mother, adding mother to vinegar’;

Mothernoun

Motherfucker.

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Mothernoun

A striking example.

Mothernoun

alternative form of moth-er

Motherverb

To give birth to or produce (as its female parent) a child. father]].

Motherverb

(transitive) To treat as a mother would be expected to treat her child; to nurture.

Motherverb

(transitive) To cause to contain that substance which develops in fermenting alcohol and turns it into vinegar.

‘mothered oil / vinegar / wine’;

Motherverb

To develop mother.

Mothernoun

A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child.

Mothernoun

That which has produced or nurtured anything; source of birth or origin; generatrix.

‘Alas! poor country! . . . it can notBe called our mother, but our grave.’; ‘I behold . . . the solitary majesty of Crete, mother of a religion, it is said, that lived two thousand years.’;

Mothernoun

An old woman or matron.

Mothernoun

The female superior or head of a religious house, as an abbess, etc.

Mothernoun

Hysterical passion; hysteria.

Mothernoun

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.

Mothernoun

Same as motherfucker.

Mothernoun

A person or thing with some exceptional quality, as great size or power; as, a grizzly stuck his nose in my tent and I grabbed my pistol and shot the mother.

Motheradjective

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.

‘It is the mother falsehood from which all idolatry is derived.’;

Motherverb

To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a mother to.

‘The queen, to have put lady Elizabeth besides the crown, would have mothered another body's child.’;

Motherverb

To become like, or full of, mother, or thick matter, as vinegar.

Mothernoun

a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother);

‘the mother of three children’;

Mothernoun

a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

Mothernoun

a term of address for an elderly woman

Mothernoun

a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation;

‘necessity is the mother of invention’;

Motherverb

care for like a mother;

‘She fusses over her husband’;

Motherverb

make children;

‘Abraham begot Isaac’; ‘Men often father children but don't recognize them’;

Mother

A mother is the female parent of a child. Mothers are women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their biological offspring.

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