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A woman employed as a houseparent.


(ˈhaʊsˌmʌð ər)

a woman who supervises a group of young people living in a dormitory, hostel, etc.
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Noun1.housemother - a woman employed as a chaperon in a residence for young people
chaperon, chaperone - one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people


[ˈhaʊsˌmʌðəʳ] nresponsabile f di gruppo (in un collegio)
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If you are going to marry a minister," said Aunt Jamesina, picking up Joseph and her knitting and resigning herself to the inevitable with the charming grace that made her the queen of housemothers, "you will have to give up such expressions as `dig in.
First, teachers and housemothers were asked to identify children who were demonstrating behavioral difficulties, such as disruptive behavior, rule breaking, difficulty getting along with others, aggression, withdrawal, anxiety, or sadness.
The beneficiary, Omaruru Children's Haven, uses the car to ferry children and housemothers to the hospital for medical emergencies and regular check-ups.
One of the housemothers was told not to let him unsupervised on the girls' unit.
In 1857 and 1858, Loehe sent five deaconesses to Dubuque, Iowa, not to initiate deaconess training, but to serve as parish deaconesses and housemothers for the students at Wartburg Theological Seminary.
I came to my conclusions about the system from analyzing numerous category descriptions on flyers as well as from discussions with the housefathers and housemothers whom I interviewed in Detroit; Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Los Angeles.
There is an administration building with a few guest rooms, quarters for the teachers and five housemothers, called Amala.
Mahar is an interfaith, trans-caste community for battered and other women in need and their children in India, whose housemothers themselves once sought refuge there.
Joining those ushers and projectionists in the unemployment line are all the former strict housemothers at women's college dorms who would never allow a "gentleman caller" upstairs.
The girls will stay in the dorms at the college with AAUW volunteer housemothers, and will spend the week involved in various activities geared toward enhancing their interest in math and science.