- n. A day in honor of mothers, which falls on the second Sunday in May in the United States, and on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A day appointed for the honor and uplift of motherhood by the loving remembrance of each person of his mother through the performance of some act of kindness, visit, tribute, or letter. The founder of the day is Anna Jarvis, of Philadelphia, who designated the second Sunday in May, or for schools the second Friday, as the time, and a white carnation as the badge.
- n. second Sunday in May
“Special attention is paid to Mother's Day and the child who once gave a $40 cashmere sweater to a girl he had known only two weeks, while you, who have stomach muscles around your knees, received a set of bathroom soap in the shape of seahorses.”
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