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Definition 1: a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where mother or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • necessity is the mother of invention

(mother is a kind of ...) arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

Definition 2: a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where mother or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mother of three children

Synonyms for mother in the sense of this definition

(mother is a kind of ...) 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

(... is a kind of mother ) informal terms for a mother

(... is a kind of mother ) a woman who bears a child for a couple where the wife is unable to do so

"a surrogate mother is artificially inseminated with the father's semen and carries the fetus to term"

(... is a kind of mother ) an informal term for a mother who can combine childcare and full-time employment

(... is a kind of mother ) (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of five pregnancies

(... is a kind of mother ) (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of four pregnancies

(... is a kind of mother ) a woman in childbirth or shortly thereafter

(... is a kind of mother ) (obstetrics) woman who has been delivered of a child for the first time

(... is a kind of mother ) the mother of your spouse

(... is a kind of mother ) an informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously

(... is an instance of mother) the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics

Definition 3: a term of address for a mother superior - [noun denoting person]

(mother is a kind of ...) the superior of a group of nuns

Definition 4: a term of address for an elderly woman - [noun denoting person]

(mother is a kind of ...) a woman who is old

Definition 5: a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar - [noun denoting substance]

(mother is a kind of ...) a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey

Definition 6: make (offspring) by reproduction - [verb of body]

Samples where mother or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Abraham begot Isaac
  • John fathered four daughters

Synonyms for mother in the sense of this definition

(mother is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Samples where mother or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She fusses over her husband

Synonyms for mother in the sense of this definition

(mother is a kind of ...) provide care for

"The nurse was caring for the wounded"

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