Definition of mother
- She's the mother of three small children.
- Mother Theresa
- Mother Hubbard
- all my mother came into mine eyes and gave me up to tears
- —William Shakespeare
- the mother of all construction projects
- the mother of all ocean liners
First Known Use: before 12th century
she often offered to babysit for friends, hoping to satisfy her mother urges until she had children of her own
First Known Use: 13th century
She mothered two sons but no daughters.
I hope to mother at least one child.
First Known Use: 15th century
First Known Use: 1682
: to give birth to (a child)
: to be or act as mother to (someone) : to care for or protect (someone) like a mother
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