a church from which other churches have had their origin or derived their authority.
a cathedral or a metropolitan church.
the church attended in one’s youth or for the greater part of one’s life.
- Mother city
noun (South African) 1. an informal name for Cape Town
noun 1. the country of one’s birth or ancestry. 2. the country of origin of settlers or colonists in a place. noun 1. the original country of colonists or settlers 2. another term for fatherland
- Mother cyst
mother cyst n. A cyst, especially a hydatid cyst, that encloses other cysts, occurring most frequently in the liver. Also called parent cyst.
adjective pertaining to or involving both a mother and her daughter, esp. the relationship itself or an activity in which both participate; also, pertaining to a mother-and-daughter partnership Examples They sponsored a mother-daughter day at the office.