noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a convent housing a mother superior of a community of nuns.
a self-governing convent having authority over other houses.
[huhb-erd] /ˈhʌb ərd/ noun 1. a full, loose gown, usually fitted at the shoulders, worn by women. 2. a character in a nursery rhyme. /ˈhʌbəd/ noun 1. (sometimes not capitals) a woman’s full-length unbelted dress Old Mother Hubbard, nursery rhyme, was printed 1805, written by Sarah Catherine Martin (1768-1826) but based on earlier material of […]
[muhth -er-ing] /ˈmʌð ər ɪŋ/ noun 1. the nurturing of an infant or small child by its . 2. (in rural England) the custom of visiting one’s parents on Laetare Sunday with a present. [muhth -er] /ˈmʌð ər/ noun 1. a female parent. 2. (often initial capital letter) one’s female parent. 3. a mother-in-law, stepmother, […]
noun, British. 1. . /ˈmʌðərɪŋ/ noun 1. See Mother’s Day
[muhth -er-in-law] /ˈmʌð ər ɪnˌlɔ/ noun, plural mothers-in-law. 1. the mother of one’s husband or wife. noun (pl) mothers-in-law 1. the mother of one’s wife or husband n. mid-15c., “mother of one’s spouse,” from mother (n.1) + in-law. Also in early use, “stepmother.” In British slang c.1884, mother-in-law was “a mixture of ales old and […]