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Synonyms for mother
ˈmʌð ərmoth·er

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mothernoun

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

  2. motheradjective

    native, natural

  3. motheradjective


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mothernoun

    materfamilias, matron, matriarch, generatrix, dam

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

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  1. Donald Trump:

    I was thinking about my mother. My mother passed away a while ago and she was a tremendous fan of The Queen. She thought she was a woman of elegance, and my mother felt she was a great woman. I remember even as a little guy, if there was any kind of a ceremony to do with The Queen, my mother would be watching the television -- The Queen wanted to see it.

  2. R. D. Laing:

    From the moment of birth, when the stone-age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence, called love, as its mother and father have been, and their parents and their parents before them. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potentialities. This enterprise is on the whole successful.

  3. Selma Blair:

    Christine Baranski played my mother, but I would like to play my mother, i’d like to play Cecile Caldwell’s mother.

  4. Katharine Hepburn:

    Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it . I would have made a terrible mother.

  5. Richard Kehl:

    A little boy came home and told his mother he had gotten first prize in an examination. The question had been How many legs does a horse have He had answered, Three. When his mother asked how he had gotten the first prize, he replied that all the other children had said, Two.

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1 Comment
  • halukkaramete
    Looks like the "Words popularity by usage frequency" section for this word is completely off.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • acronimous
      LikeReply1 year 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?
      LikeReply1 year ago
    • acronimous
      Indeed... this is slightly fixed now.
      LikeReply1 year 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? 
      LikeReply1 year 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.
      LikeReply1 year ago

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