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Definition of Mother


  1. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child.
  2. That which has produced or nurtured anything; source of birth or origin; generatrix.
  3. An old woman or matron.
  4. The female superior or head of a religious house, as an abbess, etc.
  5. Hysterical passion; hysteria.
  6. Received by birth or from ancestors; native, natural; as, mother language; also acting the part, or having the place of a mother; producing others; originating.
  7. To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a mother to.
  8. A film or membrane which is developed on the surface of fermented alcoholic liquids, such as vinegar, wine, etc., and acts as a means of conveying the oxygen of the air to the alcohol and other combustible principles of the liquid, thus leading to their oxidation.
  9. To become like, or full of, mother, or thick matter, as vinegar.

Mother Quotations

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
George Washington

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. - Abraham Lincoln
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln

My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother's Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife's Midwestern roots; the Campbell's green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.
Douglas Conant

We are born of love; Love is our mother. - Rumi
We are born of love; Love is our mother.
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Mother Translations

mother in Afrikaans is ma
mother in Danish is mor, moder
mother in Dutch is ouder, moeder
mother in German is Mutter, Mutter/Haupt
mother in Italian is madre
mother in Latin is mater matris
mother in Norwegian is mor
mother in Spanish is madre
mother in Swedish is mor, moder, mamma
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