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Anything from which other things are derived; source; origin
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  1. Anything from which other things are derived; source; origin
  2. A source or cause; an origin:
  3. A female person who is pregnant with or gives birth to a child except when someone else has legal rights to the child.
  1. Mama
  2. A gland for secreting milk, present in the female of all mammals; mammary gland: it is rudimentary in the male
  3. Alternative spelling of mama: mother.
A wife.
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  1. A wife.
  2. (Informal) mother
  3. (Slang) A woman.
(Historical) A black woman responsible for the care of white children, esp. in the South
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  1. (Historical) A black woman responsible for the care of white children, esp. in the South
  2. Mother.
A woman who is the head of a household or the mother of a family.
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  1. A woman who is the head of a household or the mother of a family.
A strong beer originally brewed in Brunswick, Germany.
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  1. A strong beer originally brewed in Brunswick, Germany.
  2. Mother.
  3. One's mother
The dead body of a human or animal that has been embalmed and prepared for burial, as according to the practices of the ancient Egyptians.
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  1. The dead body of a human or animal that has been embalmed and prepared for burial, as according to the practices of the ancient Egyptians.
  2. Any thin, withered person regarded as looking like a mummy
  3. Any dead body that has been naturally well preserved
(Informal) mother
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A spring that is the source or head of a stream.
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  1. A spring that is the source or head of a stream.
  2. The original or main source of anything
  3. A chief and copious source; an originator:
A source or cause; an origin:
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  1. A source or cause; an origin:
  2. 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.
  3. A mother or father
A direct ancestor.
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  1. A direct ancestor.
  2. A forefather; ancestor in direct line
  3. A source from which something develops; originator or precursor
Something that has been succeeded by another:
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  1. Something that has been succeeded by another:
  2. An ancestor; forefather
  3. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
A mother who rules her family or tribe; specif., a woman who is head of a matriarchy
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  1. A mother who rules her family or tribe; specif., a woman who is head of a matriarchy
  2. A woman who dominates a group or an activity.
  3. A highly respected woman who is a mother.
A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, as a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.
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  1. A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, as a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.
  2. A female parent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal such as a horse.
  3. Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals (correlative to sire).
(Biology) Someone or something that mates.
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  1. (Biology) Someone or something that mates.
  2. Mother.
A mother.
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  1. A mother.
  2. (Chiefly used by young children) One's mother
The opening into something felt to be insatiable:
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  1. The opening into something felt to be insatiable:
  2. Anything thought of as consuming, devouring, etc. without end
  3. (Dial.) Ma; mama; mother
A janitor or custodian in a building, especially in an apartment house.
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  1. A janitor or custodian in a building, especially in an apartment house.
  2. A person responsible for the maintenance of a building; custodian
  3. A person in charge of a department, institution, etc.; director; supervisor
A woman in charge of a religious community of women.
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  1. A woman in charge of a religious community of women.
  2. A woman who is the head of a religious establishment
A woman employed in a residence for young people to look after them
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  1. A woman employed in a residence for young people to look after them
  2. A woman employed as a houseparent.
  3. A woman who has charge of a group living together, as in a dormitory or sorority house, and serves as chaperone and, often, housekeeper
In phototypesetting, a set of patterns forming glyphs of any size, or the film they are stored on.
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  1. In phototypesetting, a set of patterns forming glyphs of any size, or the film they are stored on.
  2. An open container, as at a church entrance, for holding holy water
  3. (Typography) A set of glyphs of unified design, belonging to one typeface (e.g., Helvetica), style (e.g., italic), and weight (e.g., bold). Usually representing the letters of an alphabet and its supplementary characters.
The initial portion of some extended thing.
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  1. The initial portion of some extended thing.
  2. The place where something begins or is begun:
  3. The source or cause:
Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
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  1. Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
  2. One, such as a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, who precedes another in lineage.
  3. A forerunner or predecessor.
(Grammar) The word, phrase, or clause that determines what a pronoun refers to, as the children in The teacher asked the children where they were going.
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  1. (Grammar) The word, phrase, or clause that determines what a pronoun refers to, as the children in The teacher asked the children where they were going.
  2. One that precedes another.
  3. (Gram.) The word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers
A dominating position; ascendancy
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  1. A dominating position; ascendancy
  2. An ancestor
  3. (Astrol.) The sign of the zodiac just above the eastern horizon at any given moment, specif. at the time of one's birth
A male whose impregnation of a female results in the birth of a child.
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  1. A male whose impregnation of a female results in the birth of a child.
  2. A man who serves or is thought of as a protector:
  3. An adoptive father
An ancestor
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  1. An ancestor
  2. A person from whom one is descended; an ancestor.
  1. Ancestor .
  2. Cultural ancestor; one who originated an idea or tradition.
  3. A person who is from an earlier time and has originated or contributed to a common tradition shared by a particular group.
A female ancestor
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  1. A female ancestor
  2. A woman ancestor.
That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
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  1. That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
  2. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
  3. The initial portion of some extended thing.
In generative linguistics, the generation of a linguistic structure through an ordered or partially ordered series of operations on other structures, such as the creation of a surface structure from a deep structure, or of a complex word from its morphological components.
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  1. In generative linguistics, the generation of a linguistic structure through an ordered or partially ordered series of operations on other structures, such as the creation of a surface structure from a deep structure, or of a complex word from its morphological components.
  2. The form or source from which something is derived; an origin.
  3. (--- Gram.) The process of forming words from bases by the addition of affixes other than inflectional morphemes, or by internal phonetic change
(Figuratively) that from which something flows or proceeds
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  1. (Figuratively) that from which something flows or proceeds
  2. A device from which poultry may drink
  3. One that initiates or dispenses; a source:
A structure, often decorative, from which a jet or stream of water issues.
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  1. A structure, often decorative, from which a jet or stream of water issues.
  2. The source or beginning of a stream
  3. A spring, especially the source of a stream.
An abundant source of knowledge, etc.
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  1. An abundant source of knowledge, etc.
  2. The original or main source of anything
  3. A spring that is the source of a stream
The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
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  1. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
  2. A coming into existence or use; beginning
  3. That in which something has its beginning; source; root; cause
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. Anything from which other things are derived; source; origin
  3. A source or cause; an origin:
The records or documents authenticating such an object or the history of its ownership.
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  1. The records or documents authenticating such an object or the history of its ownership.
  2. Origin; derivation; source
  3. The history of the ownership of an object, especially when documented or authenticated. Used of artworks, antiques, and books.
Origin; derivation
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  1. Origin; derivation
  2. (Archaeology) Source; origin.
The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
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  1. The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
  2. The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
(By extension) The necessary basis for something to develop
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  1. (By extension) The necessary basis for something to develop
  2. (Agriculture) A healthy plant that is used as the base for grafting a scion
  3. A root system of a plant, often with a portion of the stem, to which a shoot or bud is grafted.
A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
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  1. A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
  2. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
  3. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
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  1. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
  2. A device, such as a coil of wire, that returns to its original shape after being compressed or stretched. Because of their ability to return to their original shape, springs are used to store energy, as in mechanical clocks, and to absorb or lessen energy, as in the suspension system of vehicles.
  3. A source, beginning, or motive:
A source of abundant supply; fount
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  1. A source of abundant supply; fount
  2. (--- Naut.) An enclosure in the hold of a ship for containing the pumps and protecting them from damage
  3. A compartment or recessed area in a ship, used for stowage:
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