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par·ent

 (pâr′ənt, păr′-)
n.
1.
a. A female person whose egg unites with a sperm or a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child or the birth of a child.
b. A female person who is pregnant with or gives birth to a child except when someone else has legal rights to the child.
c. A person who adopts a child.
d. A person who raises a child.
2. An ancestor; a progenitor.
3. An organism that produces or generates offspring.
4. A guardian; a protector.
5. A parent company.
6. A source or cause; an origin: Despair is the parent of rebellion.
v. par·ent·ed, par·ent·ing, par·ents
v.tr.
1. To act as a parent to; raise and nurture: "A genitor who does not parent the child is not its parent" (Ashley Montagu).
2. To cause to come into existence; originate.
v.intr.
To act as a parent.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin parēns, parent-, from past active participle of parere, to give birth; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

par′ent·hood′ n.

Parents


the spiritual relationship between godparents, or between them and the actual parents of a child.
1. the f act or condition of being a son or daughter.
2. the relation of child to parent, especially father.
1. the killing of one’s mother.
2. a person who has killed his mother. — matricidal, adj.
1. the behavior of a parent.
2. the assumption by a nonparent of superior authority over a child; paternalism.
Archaic. the performance of funeral rituals for one’s parents.
the crime of parricide.
1. the act of killing one’s parent or other close relative.
2. a person who has killed his parent. — parricidal, adj.
1. the killing of one’s father.
2. a person who has killed his father. — patricidal, adj.
Translations
rodiče
forældre
gepatroj
vanhemmat
roditelji
szülők
両親
부모
föräldrar
พ่อแม่
bố mẹ

parents

وَالِدَينِ rodiče forældre Eltern γονείς padres vanhemmat parents roditelji genitori 両親 부모 ouders foreldre rodzice pais родители föräldrar พ่อแม่ ebeveynler bố mẹ 双亲
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Believing that they could not begin too early to cultivate energy, industry, and independence, their parents consented, and both fell to work with the hearty good will which in spite of all obstacles is sure to succeed at last.
After the ceremony at the church, the party went to a dinner given by the parents of the bride.
I have known many fond and tender parents, but never have I seen a man whose heart was softer toward his child.
At Chelicothe I spent my time as comfortably as I could expect; was adopted, accordin to their custom, into a family where I became a son, and had a great share in the affection of my new parents, brothers, sisters, and friends.
There's one or two families yer with grown-up gals ez oughter be squared; that is--the boys mighter put in a few fancy touches among them--kinder take 'em buggy riding--or to church--once in a while--just to take the pizen outer their tongues, and make a kind o' bluff to the parents, d'ye see?
It might be that a sluggish bond-servant, or an undutiful child, whom his parents had given over to the civil authority, was to be corrected at the whipping-post.
Under cover of his character of singing-master, he made frequent visits at the farmhouse; not that he had anything to apprehend from the meddlesome interference of parents, which is so often a stumbling-block in the path of lovers.
He had been left, by the death of their parents in India, guardian to a small nephew and a small niece, children of a younger, a military brother, whom he had lost two years before.
With loud lament the parents saw their child borne out of sight over the wide waters.
There are little children here, scarce in their teens, who can hardly see the top of the work benches--whose parents have lied to get them their places--and who do not make the half of three hundred dollars a year, and perhaps not even the third of it.
But real gentlemen, such as I hopes you'll be, never lets fall on words that isn't 'spectful to thar parents.
We must affect our country as our parents, And if at any time we alienate Out love or industry from doing it honor, We must respect effects and teach the soul Matter of conscience and religion, And not desire of rule or benefit.

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