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Meaning of mother by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Proper noun


    1. One's mother
    2. A title given to a nun or a priestess
    3. ( Wicca ) 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.


    • Mom, Mum, Mummy
    • Goddess


    • Father

    See also

    • Father
    • Mother Nature
    • Mother Russia


    By Wiktionary ( 2012/08/14 23:42 UTC Version )

    Alternative forms


    Coined from moth by analogy to mouser .


    • ( UK )
      • IPA: /ˈmɒðə/, X-SAMPA: /"mQD@/
      • IPA: /ˈmɒθə/, X-SAMPA: /"mQT@/
    • ( US )
      • LOT-CLOTH split:
        • IPA: /ˈmɔðɚ/, X-SAMPA: /"mOD@`/
        • IPA: /ˈmɔθɚ/, X-SAMPA: /"mOT@`/
      • COT-CAUGHT merger:
        • IPA: /ˈmɑðɚ/, X-SAMPA: /"mAD@`/
        • IPA: /ˈmɑθɚ/, X-SAMPA: /"mAT@`/
    • Rhymes: -ɒðə( r ), -ɒθə( r )

    The th component is voiced /ð/ or voiceless /θ/ predictably depending on whether the pronunciation of mouser has voiced /z/ or voiceless /s/ .


    moth-er ( plural: moth-ers )

    1. ( nonstandard ) A cat that catches moths .

Explanation of mother by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. make children

    2. care for like a mother

    1. a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation

    2. necessity is the mother of invention
    3. a woman who has given birth to a child ( also used as a term of address to your mother )

    4. the mother of three children
    5. a term of address for a mother superior

    6. a term of address for an elderly woman

    7. a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria