from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A female person whose egg unites with a sperm or a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child or the birth of a child.
- noun A female person who is pregnant with or gives birth to a child except when someone else has legal rights to the child.
- noun A person who adopts a child.
- noun A person who raises a child.
- noun An ancestor; a progenitor.
- noun An organism that produces or generates offspring.
- noun A guardian; a protector.
- noun A parent company.
- noun A source or cause; an origin.
- intransitive verb To act as a parent to; raise and nurture.
- intransitive verb To cause to come into existence; originate.
- intransitive verb To act as a parent.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A father or mother; one who has generated or produced: correlated to child, offspring, descendant.
- noun 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.
- noun One who or that which produces; an author; a cause; a source.
- noun A kinsman; relative.
- Serving as or pertaining to a parent or source.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.
- noun That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter.
- noun (Biol.) See Mother cell, under
Mother, also Cytula.
- noun (Biol.) a nucleus which, in cell division, divides, and gives rise to two or more daughter nuclei. See
Karyokinesis, and Cell division, under Division.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A person who
actsas a parent in rearinga child; a step-parent or adoptive parent.
- verb To act as parent, to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb bring up
- noun 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
- noun an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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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.