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Synonyms for mother
ˈmʌð ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mother, female parent(noun)

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

    "the mother of three children"

    Synonyms:
    female parent

    Antonyms:
    begetter, father, male parent

  2. mother(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    female parent

    Antonyms:
    male parent, begetter, father

  3. mother(noun)

    a term of address for an elderly woman

    Synonyms:
    female parent

    Antonyms:
    male parent, father, begetter

  4. mother(noun)

    a term of address for a mother superior

    Synonyms:
    female parent

    Antonyms:
    begetter, male parent, father

  5. mother(verb)

    a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation

    "necessity is the mother of invention"

    Synonyms:
    female parent

    Antonyms:
    male parent, father, begetter

  6. mother, fuss, overprotect(verb)

    care for like a mother

    "She fusses over her husband"

    Synonyms:
    get, fuss, overprotect, father, niggle, fret, sire, bring forth, beget, engender, generate

    Antonyms:
    begetter, male parent, father

  7. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)

    make children

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

    Synonyms:
    take, cause, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, become, sustain, receive, scram, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, go, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, spawn, beat, return, set about, get down, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, fuss, start, arrest, fetch, give, bring, bewilder, induce, buzz off, catch, let, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, generate, breed, capture, find, baffle, produce, start out, pose, vex, aim, perplex, stupefy, gravel, begin, render, father, commence, arrive, set out, convey, acquire, come, pay off, bugger off, overprotect, yield, nonplus

    Antonyms:
    father, begetter, male parent

Wiktionary

  1. Mother(propernoun)

    Synonyms:
    Mummy, Mum, Goddess, Mom

    Antonyms:
    Father

  2. Mother(propernoun)

    One's mother

    Synonyms:
    Goddess, Mom, Mummy, Mum

    Antonyms:
    Father

  3. Mother(propernoun)

    A title given to a nun or a priestess

    Synonyms:
    Goddess, Mom, Mum, Mummy

    Antonyms:
    Father

  4. Mother(propernoun)

    One of the triune goddesses of the Lady in Wicca alongside the Crone and Maiden and representing a woman older than a virginal Maiden but younger than a old woman Crone.

    Synonyms:
    Goddess, Mum, Mummy, Mom

    Antonyms:
    Father

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mother(n.)

    Synonyms:
    MAMMA, female parent, dam (applied to a beast)

  2. mother(a.)

    Synonyms:
    native, natural

  3. mother(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vernacular

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mother(n)

    Synonyms:
    materfamilias, matron, matriarch, generatrix, dam

    Associated words:
    cognate, cognation, matricide, maternalism, uterine, matriarchy, matriarchal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    mom, mum, mothers, mama, parent, madre, mommy, maternal, mère, mamma, ma, motherland, moms, ema, momma, mummy, stem, mam, pmtct, motherhood, mammy, mati

How to pronounce mother?

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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say mother in sign language?

  1. mother

How to use mother in a sentence?

  1. Yalitza Aparicio:

    My mother is a domestic worker, I know many domestic workers, so I did have a concept of how that work shapes up, how that person participates in the family.

  2. Bill Cosby:

    As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak she gave me a younger brother named Russel, who taught me what was meant by survival of the fittest.

  3. Marcus Aurelius:

    Poverty is the mother of crime.

  4. Sonja Wild:

    Our results show that dolphins are definitely capable, and in the case of shelling, also motivated to learn new foraging tactics outside the mother-calf bond, learning from others allows for a rapid spread of novel behaviors across populations, and it has been suggested that species with the capacity for learning from others in this way may be better able to survive.

  5. Cindy Hipps:

    After that class I felt better about it, they said kids in frats have better time management skills .... those kids had higher grade point averages. All the things a mother wants to hear, I heard. I convinced his dad to let him do it. Never once did I even feel like the child would be harmed in any way.


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