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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: mother /ˈmʌðə(r)/ 
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singularmother
pluralmothers
  1. 1
    your female parent. People often call their mother Mum or, especially if they are children, Mummy. In the past, people called their mother Mother or Mama

    My mother and father live in Rome.

    an expectant mother (=a pregnant woman)

    She is like a mother to me (=she treats me as if I were her own child).

    See also  Mother of God

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