mother

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mother is part of the Basic English 850.
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mother is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
mother

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
mother

Plural
mothers

A mother with her baby
A mother and her children
  1. (countable) A mother is the woman who is one of a person or animal's parents.
    My mother read me a story and put me to bed every night when I was a child.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
mother

Third-person singular
mothers

Past tense
mothered

Past participle
mothered

Present participle
mothering

  1. (transitive) If you mother someone, you take care of them as if you were their mother.


Members of a family (edit)

parent: father - mother | spouse: husband - wife | child: son - daughter | sibling: brother - sister | uncle | aunt | nephew | niece | cousin | grandparent: grandfather - grandmother | grandchild: grandson - granddaughter