verb (used with object)
Origin of parent
Examples from the Web for parent
Tinder and OkCupid are both owned by IAC, the parent company of The Daily Beast.
To be a parent is to be able to offer truly unconditional love.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Not even after its parent company, the Soviet Union, took a dive in 1991.
At least one parent would have to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.The Progressive Case Against Birthright Citizenship|Keli Goff|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Patty Hearst's parents are separated, and he broods about which parent the girl will go to before her marriage.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cancer of the cheek in the parent becomes cancer of the bone in the child.
Inarching or grafting by approach, in which the cion remains attached to the parent plant until union takes place.The Nursery Book|Liberty Hyde Bailey
Their growth has required ages, and during their development many a parent stalk has ceased to exist.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man|J. P. MacLean
She would confute the malice spoken by Koúmé, by parent and child.The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari|James S. De Benneville
There is no indecorum in the proposal's coming from the parent of either side.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling|Henry Fielding
British Dictionary definitions for parent
- an organism or organization that has produced one or more organisms or organizations similar to itself
- (as modifier)a parent organism
- a precursor, such as a nucleus or compound, of a derived entity
- (as modifier)a parent nucleus; a parent ion
Word Origin for parent
Word Origin and History for parent (1 of 2)
early 15c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French parent "father, parent, relative, kin" (11c.), from Latin parentem (nominative parens) "father or mother, ancestor," noun use of present participle of parere "bring forth, give birth to, produce," from PIE root *pere- "to bring forth" (see pare). Began to replace native elder after c.1500.