American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who begets, gives birth to, or nurtures and raises a child; a father or mother.
- n. An ancestor; a progenitor.
- n. An organism that produces or generates offspring.
- n. A guardian; a protector.
- n. A parent company.
- n. A source or cause; an origin: Despair is the parent of rebellion.
- v. To act as a parent to; raise and nurture: "A genitor who does not parent the child is not its parent” ( Ashley Montagu).
- v. To cause to come into existence; originate.
- v. To act as a parent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A father or mother; one who has generated or produced: correlated to child, offspring, descendant.
- n. By extension, any animal in relation to its offspring, or a plant in relation to other plants produced from it; any organism in relation to the individual organisms which it produces by any process of reproduction.
- n. One who or that which produces; an author; a cause; a source.
- n. A kinsman; relative.
- Serving as or pertaining to a parent or source.
- n. A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child; a step-parent or adoptive parent.
- v. To act as parent, to raise or rear.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.
- n. That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter.
- v. bring up
- n. a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
- n. an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained
- From Anglo-Norman parent, Middle French parent, from Latin parentem, accusative of parēns ("parent"), present participle of parere ("to breed, bring forth"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin parēns, parent-, from past active participle of parere, to give birth. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now, here is plainly an abundant opportunity for congenital variations; for it is seen that each individual does not come from germ material _identical with that from which either parent came, but from some of this material mixed with a similar amount from a different parent_.”
“And I used the term parent in the loosest sense of the word.”
“Women understand that the decision to become a parent is among the most personal and important that an individual ever makes in her life.”
“AS for kids, if their parent is a U.S. citizen, then presumably, they are too, and if they are with the parent, then it will be hard to hold them.”
“•Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year and the other parent is a U.S. national”
“•Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is an alien and as long as the other parent is a citizen of the U.S. who lived in the U.S. for at least five years (with military and diplomatic service included in this time)”
“It also runs a program for 450 children of migrants, so that they're not forgotten when a parent is away.”
“When you think of Will Arnett, still fondly remembered as the clueless Gob Bluth in Arrested Development, the word "parent" isn't the first word that necessarily jumps out at you.”
“Being a parent is a choice … you choose to be a good parent or a bad parent.”
“I'm not complaining at all, because being a parent is a full-time job.”
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