Associations to the word «Parent»


PARENT, noun. One of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father. [from 15th c.]
PARENT, noun. A surrogate mother
PARENT, noun. A third person who has provided DNA samples in a IVF procedure in order to alter faulty genetic material
PARENT, noun. A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child; a step-parent or adoptive parent.
PARENT, noun. (obsolete) A relative. [15th-18th c.]
PARENT, noun. The source or origin of something. [from 16th c.]
PARENT, noun. (biology) An organism from which a plant or animal is immediately biologically descended. [from 17th c.]
PARENT, noun. (attributive) Sponsor, supporter, owner, protector.
PARENT, noun. A parent company. [from 20th c.]
PARENT, noun. (computing) The object from which a child or derived object is descended; a node superior to another node. [from 20th c.]
PARENT, verb. To act as parent, to raise or rear.
PARENT BUG, noun. The shield bug Elasmucha grisea, known for showing a high level of parental care.
PARENT BUGS, noun. Plural of parent bug
PARENT COMPANIES, noun. Plural of parent company
PARENT COMPANY, noun. (legal) A company that owns or controls another company.
PARENT COMPOUND, noun. (chemistry) The simplest member of a class of compounds, from which the others are formally obtained by substituting radicals for hydrogen atoms.
PARENT COMPOUNDS, noun. Plural of parent compound
PARENT NUCLIDE, noun. (physics) The isotope whose radioactive decay product is a specific daughter nuclide

Dictionary definition

PARENT, 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.
PARENT, noun. An organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained.
PARENT, verb. Bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children".

Wise words

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