mother-in-law


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moth·er-in-law

(mŭth′ər-ĭn-lô′)
n. pl. mothers-in-law
1. The mother of one's spouse.
2. Archaic A stepmother.

mother-in-law

n, pl mothers-in-law
the mother of one's wife or husband

moth′er-in-law`



n., pl. mothers-in-law.
the mother of one's husband or wife.
[1350–1400; Middle English modyr in lawe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mother-in-law - the mother of your spouse
in-law, relative-in-law - a relative by marriage
female parent, mother - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
Translations

mother-in-law

[ˈmʌðərɪnlɔː] N (mothers-in-law (pl)) → suegra f

mother-in-law

[ˈmʌðərɪnlɔː] n (mothers-in-law (pl)) → suocera

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.

mother-in-law

الْـحَمَاةُ tchýně svigermor Schwiegermutter πεθερά suegra anoppi belle-mère svekrva suocera 義母 시어머니 schoonmoeder svigermor teściowa sogra свекровь svärmor แม่สามี kayınvalide mẹ chồng 婆母或岳母

mother-in-law

n. suegra.

mother-in-law

n (pl mothers-in-law) suegra
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Allen's mother-in-law, Annette Deibel, apparently whispered in his ear.