Definition of parenthood
: the state of being a parent; specifically : the position, function, or standing of a parent
Examples of parenthood in a Sentence
parenthood is a difficult task requiring great commitment
Recent Examples of parenthood from the Web
Some believe millennial women are postponing parenthood, but others believe most are choosing to skip having children altogether.
Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds, 40, are often candid about parenthood – and all the ups and downs that come with it.
On abortion, the Senate bill, like the House bill, would ban funding for Planned Parenthood for one year.
Dolce & Gabbana, who've dealt with controversy before after Dolce's statements on gay parenthood, had taken fire recently for proudly dressing America's first lady, Melania Trump.
In Seattle, people are making podcasts about local theater, the city’s past and future, book publishing and parenthood.
But what at first seems a whimsical story about the way lonely city people find each other soon becomes a modern fable about the anxieties of parenthood.
He was left to figure out a complex health insurance system to ensure coverage for himself and his daughter, in addition to the other trials and tribulations of parenthood.
The couple’s journey to parenthood involved an egg donor, a surrogate, legal teams in six states, and well over $150,000 spent over the course of 2½ years.
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First Known Use of parenthood
PARENTHOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parenthood for English Language Learners
: the state of being a mother or a father
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