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Definitions and Synonyms of parent | Another word for parent | What is parent?

Definition 1: an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained - [noun denoting tops]

(parent is a kind of ...) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting person]

(parent is a kind of ...) a natural father or mother

(... is a kind of parent ) a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child

(... is a kind of parent ) a parent whose children have grown up and left home

(... is a kind of parent ) a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

"his father was born in Atlanta"

(... is a kind of parent ) a parent who murders his own son or daughter

(... is a kind of parent ) a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)

"the mother of three children"

(... is a kind of parent ) the spouse of your parent by a subsequent marriage

(... is a member of parent) primary social group; parents and children

"he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

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

  • raise a family
  • bring up children

Synonyms for parent in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of parent ) feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight

(... is a kind of parent ) bring up from infancy

(... is a kind of parent ) bring up under fosterage; of children

(parent causes ...) become an adult

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