motherhood


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moth·er·hood

 (mŭth′ər-ho͝od′)
n.
1. The state of being a mother.
2. The qualities of a mother.
3. Mothers considered as a group.

motherhood

(ˈmʌðəˌhʊd)
n
1. the state of being a mother
2. the qualities characteristic of a mother

moth•er•hood

(ˈmʌð ərˌhʊd)

n.
1. the state of being a mother.
2. the qualities or spirit of a mother.
3. mothers collectively.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motherhood - the kinship relation between an offspring and the mothermotherhood - the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother
family relationship, kinship, relationship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

motherhood

noun
Quotations
"The hand that rocks the cradle"
"Is the hand that rules the world" [William Ross Wallace John O'London's Treasure Trove]
Translations
أُمومَه
mateřství
moderskab
òaî aî vera móîir; móîurhlutverk
analıkannelik

motherhood

[ˈmʌðəhʊd] Nmaternidad f
to prepare for motherhoodprepararse para ser madre

motherhood

[ˈmʌðərhʊd] nmaternité fMothering Sunday [ˌmʌðərɪŋˈsʌndi] n (British) (old-fashioned) (= Mother's Day) → la fête des Mèresmother-in-law [ˈmʌðərɪnlɔː] nbelle-mère f

motherhood

[ˈmʌðəˌhʊd] nmaternità f inv

mother

(ˈmaðə) noun
1. a female parent, especially human. John's mother lives in Manchester; (also adjective) The mother bird feeds her young.
2. (often with capital. also Mother Superior) the female leader of a group of nuns.
verb
to care for as a mother does; to protect (sometimes too much). His wife tries to mother him.
ˈmotherhood noun
the state of being a mother.
ˈmotherless adjective
having no mother. The children were left motherless by the accident.
ˈmotherly adjective
like a mother; of, or suitable to, a mother. a motherly woman; motherly love.
ˈmotherliness noun
ˈmother-country, ˈmotherland (-land) nouns
the country where one was born.
ˈmother-in-lawplural ˈmothers-in-law noun
the mother of one's husband or wife.
ˌmother-of-ˈpearl noun, adjective
(of) the shining, hard, smooth substance on the inside of certain shells.
ˈmother-tongue noun
a person's native language. My mother-tongue is Hindi.

motherhood

n. maternidad.

motherhood

n maternidad f
References in classic literature ?
But the Wild is the Wild, and motherhood is motherhood, at all times fiercely protective whether in the Wild or out of it; and the time was to come when the she-wolf, for her grey cub's sake, would venture the left fork, and the lair in the rocks, and the lynx's wrath.
Even the cares of prospective motherhood had not entirely quenched the fires of carefree youth, and Teeka had remained a good-natured playmate even at an age when other shes of the tribe of Kerchak had assumed the sullen dignity of maturity.
As the days and weeks pussed, Saxon was possessed by a conscious feeling of proud motherhood in her swelling breasts.
Troubles enough lay ahead of her--the loss of friends and of social advantages, the agony, the supreme agony, of motherhood, which is even yet not a matter of common knowledge.
He had quite forgotten the momentary unpleasant impression, and alone with her he felt, now that the thought of her approaching motherhood was never for a moment absent from his mind, a new and delicious bliss, quite pure from all alloy of sense, in the being near to the woman he loved.
She saw herself sink from the sublime height of motherhood to the somber depths of unmodified slavery, the abyss of separation between her and her boy was complete.
As for Aurelia, words could never have expressed her dumb happiness when the real revelation of motherhood was vouchsafed her.
As she took up the little live baby of Alice Clayton she dropped the dead body of her own into the empty cradle; for the wail of the living had answered the call of universal motherhood within her wild breast which the dead could not still.
For no other reason has Anna Roylston refused blessed motherhood.
asked Diana, cuddling Small Anne Cordelia with the inimitable gesture of motherhood which always sent through Anne's heart, filled with sweet, unuttered dreams and hopes, a thrill that was half pure pleasure and half a strange, ethereal pain.
Had there been a Papist among the crowd of Puritans, he might have seen in this beautiful woman, so picturesque in her attire and mien, and with the infant at her bosom, an object to remind him of the image of Divine Maternity, which so many illustrious painters have vied with one another to represent; something which should remind him, indeed, but only by contrast, of that sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world.
The sense of motherhood doubled the strength of the young wife.