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Synonyms for mother
ˈmʌð ərmoth·er

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  1. Mothernoun

    Mummy, Mum, Goddess, Mom


  2. Mothernoun

    One's mother

    Mom, Mum, Mummy, Goddess


  3. Mothernoun

    A title given to a nun or a priestess

    Goddess, Mom, Mum, Mummy


  4. Mothernoun

    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.

    Goddess, Mum, Mummy, Mom


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mother, female parentnoun

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

    "the mother of three children"

    female parent

    begetter, father, male parent

  2. mothernoun

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

    female parent

    male parent, begetter, father

  3. mothernoun

    a term of address for an elderly woman

    female parent

    male parent, father, begetter

  4. mothernoun

    a term of address for a mother superior

    female parent

    begetter, male parent, father

  5. motherverb

    a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation

    "necessity is the mother of invention"

    female parent

    male parent, father, begetter

  6. mother, fuss, overprotectverb

    care for like a mother

    "She fusses over her husband"

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

    begetter, male parent, father

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mothernoun

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

  2. motheradjective

    native, natural

  3. motheradjective


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mothernoun

    materfamilias, matron, matriarch, generatrix, dam

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

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  1. Karen Cox:

    I have a child of my own so I know how that goes. God put it on my heart to go and help her out, the law enforcement official told WBKO. Corbitts mother Karen Cox, was quick to snap a photo of the sweet scene and share it to Facebook, where it later circulated among police support group Kentucky Going Blue. Cox thanked the official for taking the time out of his own break to carry the fussy baby, who quickly relaxed once Hampton held him. The image has since gone viral with over 1,200 likes and more than 480 shares to date. This is far beyond the call of duty!! Love this!!! one commenter said, while others applauded Hampton as a fantastic officer and awesome gentleman. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Despite all the hype, Hampton said that taking a minute to calm down baby Zerak was simply the right thing to do. All glory goes to God. We had a fallen trooper, Eric Chrisman, who said God first, family second, and everyone is family, he told the Post. We treat everyone like we want our family treated. CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM The officers wife, Kristen, said that the small act of kindness is just one example of her husbands compassionate character. We have a 1-year-old and we know exactly what thats like! it is really cool though because he does help people a lot, but this time he actually got recognition.

  2. Emily Estefan:

    I told him, ‘ This can not happen, you can not do this. ’ He goes : ‘ Your father’s in Vietnam, your mother’s alone and I will kill her if you tell her, ’ and I knew it was crazy, because at no point did I ever think that it was because of me that this was happening. I knew the man was insane and that’s why I thought he might actually hurt my mother.

  3. President Obama:

    They're wonderful girls, michelle gets all the credit. Maybe an assist from my mother-in-law. But they really are just solid kids. They don't have an attitude. They're courteous and kind to everybody. They work hard. They don't feel like they're entitled to anything.

  4. Nkoya Thabane Hlaele:

    If the allegations are true and she is convicted, then justice will be done. It will never bring back our mother that was murdered, but justice will be done.

  5. Lisa LaBoo:

    She was a beautiful person on the inside and the outside, she was a dedicated mother, daughter, sister and friend to many, and we miss her very dearly.

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1 Comment

  • halukkaramete
    Looks like the "Words popularity by usage frequency" section for this word is completely off.
    LikeReplyReport7 months ago
    • acronimous
      LikeReplyReport7 months ago
    • halukkaramete
      In that section, I see the following words as the top returns; have,
      make, t
      ake ....

      What's the relationship of all of those words to the word "mother"? Can you explain?
      LikeReplyReport7 months ago
    • acronimous
      Indeed... this is slightly fixed now.
      LikeReplyReport7 months ago
    • halukkaramete
      Very interesting. It does seem to make a whole lot more sense now. At least we can see entries like "mom", "mommy" and "mama which are excellent, and absolutely useful. But I'm very curious to see why and how the word "get" goes at the top of the list? And secondly, could you let me know what those numbers really mean such as get being 77, and parent being 1771? how do people make use of those numbers? 
      LikeReplyReport7 months ago
    • acronimous
      Apparently 'get' is also an alternative word for mother in some sense according to the Princeton Wordnet project, therefore it is included in the list.

      The numbers associated with the terms are basically the rank of the specific word, among the other words, in terms of usage popularity as it has been calculated using a large corpus of text -- so 'get' is very high on the 77th position of the most popular words in english, while 'parent' is at position #1,771. 'mammy' is very uncommon at place #80267...

      Hope that helps.
      LikeReplyReport7 months ago

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