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1mother/ˈmʌðɚ/noun
pluralmothers
1mother
/ˈmʌðɚ/
noun
pluralmothers
Learner's definition of MOTHER  
[count] : a female parent
[count] : a woman who is thought of as being like a mother
— see also den mother
[count] : a woman who invents or begins something— usually singular
   b [singular] : a cause or origin of something
[count] — used especially as a title or as a form of address
[singular]informal — used to say that something is larger, better, worse, etc., than all other things of the same kind
[count]US, offensive 

learn (something) at your mother's knee

— see 1knee

necessity is the mother of invention

— used to say that new ways to do things are found or created when there is a strong and special need for them

— motherhood

/ˈmʌðɚˌhʊd/noun,[noncount]

— motherless

/ˈmʌðɚləs/adjective
2mother/ˈmʌðɚ/verb
mothersmotheredmothering
2mother
/ˈmʌðɚ/
verb
mothersmotheredmothering
Learner's definition of MOTHER  
[+ object]
: to give birth to (a child)
: to be or act as mother to (someone): to care for or protect (someone) like a mother

— mothering

/ˈmʌðərɪŋ/noun,[noncount]

— mothering

adjective
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