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PARENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parent mean? 

PARENT (noun)
  The noun PARENT has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: PARENT used as a noun is very rare.


PARENT (verb)
  The verb PARENT has 1 sense:

1. bring up

  Familiarity information: PARENT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARENT (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("parent" is a kind of...):

genitor (a natural father or mother)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "parent"):

female parent; mother (a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother))

adopter; adoptive parent (a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child)

empty nester (a parent whose children have grown up and left home)

begetter; father; male parent (a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father))

filicide (a parent who murders his own son or daughter)

stepparent (the spouse of your parent by a subsequent marriage)

Holonyms ("parent" is a member of...):

family; family unit (primary social group; parents and children)

Antonym:

child (a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age)


PARENT (verb)


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Meaning:

Bring up

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

parent; bring up; nurture; rear; raise

Context examples:

raise a family / bring up children

Cause:

grow up (become an adult)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "parent"):

fledge (feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight)

cradle (bring up from infancy)

foster (bring up under fosterage; of children)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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