Associations to the word «Surrogate»


SURROGATE, noun. A substitute (usually of a person, position or role).
SURROGATE, noun. A person or animal that acts as a substitute for the social or pastoral role of another, such as a surrogate mother.
SURROGATE, noun. (chiefly British) A deputy for a bishop in granting licences for marriage.
SURROGATE, noun. (US legal): A judicial officer of limited jurisdiction, who administers matters of probate and intestate succession and, in some cases, adoptions.
SURROGATE, noun. A surrogate or surrogate key is a unique identifier for either an entity in the modeled world or an object in the database.
SURROGATE, noun. (computing) Any of a range of Unicode codepoints which are used in pairs in UTF-16 to represent characters beyond the Basic Multilingual Plane.
SURROGATE, adjective. Of, concerning, relating to or acting as a substitute.
SURROGATE, verb. (transitive) To replace or substitute something with something else; appoint a successor.
SURROGATE ADVERTISING, noun. The advertising of one product or service within an advertisement ostensibly for something else.
SURROGATE FATHER, noun. A man who take care of a child when one or more of the parents are unavailable (see also surrogate parent, foster parents)
SURROGATE FATHER, noun. A man who acts as a father figure to a child usually when a father is not in the picture
SURROGATE FATHERS, noun. Plural of surrogate father
SURROGATE KEY, noun. (databases) A unique identifier for an entity or object, not derived from application data.
SURROGATE KEYS, noun. Plural of surrogate key
SURROGATE MOTHER, noun. A woman who gives birth to a child not her own, with the intent to give that child up to at least one of the biological parents once it is born.
SURROGATE MOTHERS, noun. Plural of surrogate mother
SURROGATE PARENT, noun. A person who takes care of a child when the normal parents are unavailable see also foster parent
SURROGATE PARENTS, noun. Plural of surrogate parent
SURROGATE PROXIES, noun. Plural of surrogate proxy
SURROGATE PROXY, noun. (Internet) Synonym of reverse proxy.

Dictionary definition

SURROGATE, noun. Someone who takes the place of another person.
SURROGATE, noun. A person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others.
SURROGATE, adjective. Providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties; "foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father".

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