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Mother

Moth´er   Pronunciation: mŭth´ẽr
n.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.
3.An old woman or matron.
4.The female superior or head of a religious house, as an abbess, etc.
5.Hysterical passion; hysteria.
Mother Carey's chicken
(Zool.) 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 Oceanodroma furcata of the North Pacific.
Mother Carey's goose
(Zool.) the giant fulmar of the Pacific. See Fulmar.
Mother's mark
(Med.) a congenital mark upon the body; a birthmark; a nævus.
a.1.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.
v. t.1.To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a mother to.
[imp. & p. p. Mothered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mothering.]
n.1.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.
v. i.1.To become like, or full of, mother, or thick matter, as vinegar.
n.1.Same as motherfucker.
2.A person or thing with some exceptional quality, as great size or power; as, a grizzly stuck his nose in my tent and I grabbed my pistol and shot the mother.
Noun1.Mothermother - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
Synonyms: female parent
Antonyms:
begetter, father, male parent - a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"
2.mother - a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar
3.mother - a term of address for an elderly woman
4.mother - a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; "necessity is the mother of invention"
Verb1.mother - care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband"
Synonyms: overprotect, fuss
2.mother - make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

MOTHER, domestic relations. A woman who has borne a child.
     2. It is generally the duty of a mother to support her child, when she is left a widow, until he becomes of age, or is able to maintain himself; 8 Watts, R. 366; and even after he becomes of age, if he be chargeable to the public, she may, perhaps, in all the states, be compelled, when she has sufficient means, to support him. But when the child has property sufficient for his support, she is not, even during his minority, obliged to maintain him. 1 Bro. C. C. 387; 2 Mass. R. 415; 4 Miss. R. 97.
     3. When the father dies without leaving a testamentary guardian, at common law, the mother is entitled to be the guardian of the person and estate of the infant, until he arrives at fourteen years, when he is able to choose a guardian. Litt. sect. 123; 3 Co. 38; Co. Litt. 84 b; 2 Atk. 14; Com Dig. B, D, E; 7 Ves. 348. See 10 Mass. 135, 140; 15 Mass. 272; 4 Binn. 487; 4 Stew. & Part. 123; 2 Mass. 415; Harper, R. 9; 1 Root, R. 487.
     4. In Pennsylvania, the orphans' court will, in such case, appoint a guardian until the infant shall attain his fourteenth year. During the joint lives of the parents, (q.v.) the father (q.v.) is alone responsible for the support of the children; and has the only control over them, except when in special cases the mother is allowed to have possession of them. 1 P. A. Browne's Rep. 143; 5 Binn. R. 520; 2 Serg. & Rawle 174. Vide 4 Binn. R. 492, 494.
     5. The mother of a bastard child, as natural guardian, has a right to the custody and control of such child, and is bound to maintain it. 2 Mass. 109; 12 Mass. 387, 433; 2 John. 375; 15 John. 208; 6 S. & R. 255; 1 Ashmead, 55.

mother - parent
To see 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. To dream that you are having a conversation with your mother, denotes 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. To hear your mother call you in our dream, signifies that you have been negligent in your duties and responsibilities. You are pursuing down the wrong path. To hear your mother cry in your dream, denotes some illness or affliction.SOB, agent, ancestorial, ancestors, ancestral, apprentice, architect, artificer, artist, attend to, aunt, auntie, author, baby, baby-sit, bastard, bear, beget, begetter, beginner, birth, blood brother, breed true, brethren, bring to birth, brother, bub, bubba, bud, buddy, bugger, builder, care for, catalyst, causer, chaperon, cherish, coddle, conceiver, conserve, constructor, copulate, cosset, country cousin, cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, cradle, craftsman, creator, creep, crossbreed, cultivate, dam, daughter, designer, deviser, discoverer, dry-nurse, effector, engender, engenderer, engineer, executor, executrix, fart, father, fatherlike, fatherly, feed, first cousin, fondle, foster brother, foster mother, founder, frater, generate, generator, genesis, genetrix, get, give birth to, grandfatherly, grandmotherly, grandnephew, grandniece, grandparental, granduncle, great-aunt, great-uncle, grower, half brother, heel, hood, hooligan, inaugurator, inbreed, indulge, industrialist, initiator, innate, inspirer, instigator, institutor, introducer, inventor, jerk, journeyman, keep watch over, kid brother, lavish care on, look after, look out for, look to, louse, ma, make love, maker, mam, mamma, mammy, manufacturer, master, master craftsman, mater, materfamilias, maternal, maternal ancestor, matriarch, matronize, maw, meanie, minister to, mommy, motherlike, motherly, mover, multiply, mum, mummy, native, natural, nephew, niece, nourish, nuncle, nunks, nunky, nurture, nurturer, old, old lady, old woman, organizer, origin, originator, outbreed, pamper, parent, parental, past master, paternal, patriarchal, pill, planner, precursor, preserve, prime mover, primum mobile, procreate, producer, progenitrix, proliferate, propagate, protect, protege, provide for, raiser, rat, realizer, reproduce in kind, ride herd on, second cousin, see after, see to, serve, shaper, shelter, shepherd, shit, shithead, shitheel, sire, sis, sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern, smith, son, source, spoil, spoon-feed, stepbrother, stepmother, stepsister, stinkard, stinker, suckle, support, sustain, take care of, take charge of, tend, the old woman, turd, unc, uncle, uncs, uterine brother, wait on, watch out for, watch over, wellspring, wet-nurse, wright
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Motet
Moth
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moth orchid
moth plant
Moth-eat
Moth-eaten
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Mother Carey's chicken
Mother Carey's goose
Mother Carey's hen
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Mother Goose
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Mother Hubbard
Mother Jones
Mother liquor
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