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Meaning of MOTHER

Pronunciation:  'mudhur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; "necessity is the mother of invention"
  2. [n]  a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
  3. [n]  a term of address for an elderly woman
  4. [n]  a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar
  5. [v]  make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
  6. [v]  care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband"
 

MOTHER is a 6 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: beget, bring forth, engender, father, female parent, fuss, generate, get, overprotect, sire
 
 Antonyms: begetter, father, male parent
 
 See Also: barm, care, create, give care, inspiration, ma, Madonna, make, mama, mamma, mammy, Mary, mater, mom, momma, mommy, mother-in-law, mum, mummy, old woman, para I, parent, primipara, puerpera, quadripara, quintipara, surrogate mother, The Virgin, Virgin Mary, yeast

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Moth"er\, n. [OE. moder, AS. m[=o]dor; akin to D.
    moeder, OS. m[=o]dar, G. mutter, OHG. muotar, Icel.
    m[=o][eth]ir, Dan. & Sw. moder, OSlav. mati, Russ. mate, Ir.
    & Gael. mathair, L. mater, Gr. mh`thr, Skr. m[=a]t[.r]; cf.
    Skr. m[=a] to measure. [root]268. Cf. {Material}, {Matrix},
    {Metropolis}, {Father}.]
    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.
    
             Alas! poor country! . . . it can not Be called our
             mother, but our grave.                --Shak.
    
             I behold . . . the solitary majesty of Crete, mother
             of a religion, it is said, that lived two thousand
             years.                                --Landor.
    
    3. An old woman or matron. [Familiar]
    
    4. The female superior or head of a religious house, as an
       abbess, etc.
    
    5. Hysterical passion; hysteria. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    {Mother Carey's chicken} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several
       species of small petrels, as the stormy petrel
       ({Procellaria pelagica}), and Leach's petrel ({Oceanodroma
       leucorhoa}), both of the Atlantic, and {O. furcata} of the
       North Pacific.
    
    {Mother Carey's goose} (Zo["o]l.), the giant fulmar of the
       Pacific. See {Fulmar}.
    
    {Mother's mark} (Med.), a congenital mark upon the body; a
       n[ae]vus.
    
    
  2. \Moth"er\, a.
    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.
    
          It is the mother falsehood from which all idolatry is
          derived.                                 --T. Arnold.
    
    {Mother cell} (Biol.), a cell which, by endogenous divisions,
       gives rise to other cells (daughter cells); a parent cell.
    
    
    {Mother church}, the original church; a church from which
       other churches have sprung; as, the mother church of a
       diocese.
    
    {Mother country}, the country of one's parents or ancestors;
       the country from which the people of a colony derive their
       origin.
    
    {Mother liquor} (Chem.), the impure or complex residual
       solution which remains after the salts readily or
       regularly crystallizing have been removed.
    
    {Mother queen}, the mother of a reigning sovereign; a queen
       mother.
    
    {Mother tongue}.
    (a) A language from which another language has had its
        origin.
    (b) The language of one's native land; native tongue.
    
    {Mother water}. See {Mother liquor} (above).
    
    {Mother wit}, natural or native wit or intelligence.
    
    
  3. \Moth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mothered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Mothering}.]
    To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a
    mother to.
    
          The queen, to have put lady Elizabeth besides the
          crown, would have mothered another body's child.
                                                   --Howell.
    
    
  4. \Moth"er\, n. [Akin to D. modder mud, G. moder mold, mud,
    Dan. mudder mud, and to E. mud. See {Mud}.]
    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.
    
    Note: The film is composed of a mass of rapidly developing
          micro["o]rganisms of the genus {Mycoderma}, and in the
          {mother of vinegar} the micro["o]rganisms ({Mycoderma
          aceti}) composing the film are the active agents in the
          Conversion of the alcohol into vinegar. When thickened
          by growth, the film may settle to the bottom of the
          fluid. See {Acetous fermentation}, under
          {Fermentation}.
    
    
  5. \Moth"er\, v. i.
    To become like, or full of, mother, or thick matter, as
    vinegar.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
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Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing your mother in your dream, represents the nurturing aspect of your own character. Mothers offer shelter, comfort, life, guidance and protection. Some people may have problems freeing themselves from their mothers and are thus seeking their own individuality and development. Dreaming that you are having a conversation with your mother indicates a matter that has preoccupied your mind and you are not sure how to deal with it in your waking life. It indicates unresolved problems that still need to be worked out with your mother. Hearing your mother call you in our dream means that you have been negligent in your duties and responsibilities. You are pursuing down the wrong path. Hearing your mother cry in your dream indicates some illness or affliction.
 
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