verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for mother
Origin of mother1
OTHER WORDS FROM mothermoth·er·less, adjectivemoth·er·less·ness, nounun·moth·ered, adjective
Words nearby mother
Definition for mother (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for mother
Though a mother of a US citizen who had lived in the US for decades would typically be able to apply for deportation relief, Binam’s conviction and plea deal made her ineligible.A woman in ICE detention says her fallopian tube was removed without her consent|Nicole Narea|September 17, 2020|Vox
In one spot, a mother in Texas shares the story of her son who has leukemia.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
In the same way my mother thought she knew what she would name me before I was born, I thought I knew where I would bury her before she died.
Quannah Chasing Horse Potts said Mallott never propositioned her and that neither she nor her mother spoke to Downing.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time|by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News|September 10, 2020|ProPublica
Psychologists Don Moore, of the University of California, Berkeley, and Max Bazerman of Harvard, call it “the mother of all biases” in their textbook on decision making.Use this tool to overcome the biggest decision-making mistake|David Yanofsky|September 6, 2020|Quartz
Taraji manages to bring an equal measure of truth to the mother in her character.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.
But my sources, my young women and their mother, heroically held firm.
I thought about the mother, her fear of the dark, of the harm she feared might come to her daughters.
Meanwhile two kids were taken from their mother when she flew back to the UK from Turkey.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was no doubt thought of his own loss in this question: yet there was, one may hope, a germ of solicitude for the mother too.Children's Ways|James Sully
"The Smoker," and "Mother and Daughter," a triptych, are two of her principal pictures.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The mother's lips could not finish the charge she was about to put upon her innocent child.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The Authorised Version has: “And as a mother shall she meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
British Dictionary definitions for mother (1 of 2)
- a female who has given birth to offspring
- (as modifier)a mother bird
- motherly qualities, such as maternal affectionit appealed to the mother in her
- (as modifier)mother love
- (in combination)mothercraft
- a female or thing that creates, nurtures, protects, etc, something
- (as modifier)mother church; mother earth
Other words from motherRelated adjective: maternal
Derived forms of mothermothering, noun
Word Origin for mother
British Dictionary definitions for mother (2 of 2)
Derived forms of mothermothery, adjective
Word Origin for mother
Medical definitions for mother
Idioms and Phrases with mother
In addition to the idiom beginning with mother
- mother of
- necessity is the mother of invention