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Definizione monolingua e traduzione mother



Inglese grammatica

mother


Verb

mother (third-person singular simple present mothers, present participle mothering, simple past and past participle mothered)


  1. (transitive) To treat as a mother would be expected to treat her child; to nurture.
Noun

mother (plural mothers)


  1. A (human) female who (a) parents a child or (b) gives birth to a baby. Sometimes used in reference to a pregnant female, possibly as a shortened form of mother-to-be (c).
    (a) I am visiting my mother today.
    • 1988, Robert Ferro, Second Son
      He had something of his mother in him, but this was because he realized that in the end only her love was unconditional, and in gratitude he had emulated her.
    (b) My sister-in-law has just become a mother.
    (c) Nutrients and oxygen obtained by the mother are conveyed to the fetus.
    • 1991, Susan Faludi, The Undeclared War Against American Women
      The antiabortion iconography in the last decade featured the fetus but never the mother.
  2. A female parent of an animal.
    The lioness was a mother of four cubs.
  3. (figuratively) A female ancestor.
    • Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. –Genesis 3:20, NIV.
  4. (figuratively) A source or origin, viewed affectionately.
    The Mediterranean was mother to many cultures and languages.
  5. (when followed by a surname) A title of respect for ones mother-in-law.
    Mother Smith, meet my cousin, Doug Jones.
  6. (figuratively) Any elderly woman, especially within a particular community
    • Whoever does Gods will is my brother and sister and mother. –Mark 3:35, NIV.
  7. (figuratively) Any person or entity which performs mothering.
    • The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel. –Judges 5:7, KJV.
    • Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. –Galatians 4:26, KJV.
Traduzione italiano madre |mamma |far da mamma a |genitori |materno |màtre |padre |signora |


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