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Another word for mother

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Noun
  1. A person from whom one is descended

      1. (Law) The deceased person from whom an estate has been inherited
      2. Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
      3. A forerunner or predecessor.
      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
      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
      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
      1. An ancestor
      2. A person from whom one is descended; an ancestor.
      1. An 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.
      1. A female ancestor
      2. A woman ancestor.
      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
      1. A direct ancestor.
      2. A forefather; ancestor in direct line
      3. A source from which something develops; originator or precursor
      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.
    See also:

    kin

    precede

  2. A point of origination

      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.
      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
      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:
      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.
      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
      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
      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:
      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.
      1. Origin; derivation
      2. (Archaeology) Source; origin.
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
      3. The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
      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.
      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:
      1. The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to include the months of March, April, and May. In the Southern Hemisphere austral spring includes September, October, and November.
      2. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
      3. A source, beginning, or motive:
      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:
    See also:

    start

Another word for mother

Noun
  1. A female parent

    See also:

    parent

    relative

  2. A matron

    See also:

    administrator

  3. The source

    See also:

    origin