[muhth -er-hoo d] /ˈmʌð ərˌhʊd/
the state of being a ; maternity.
the qualities or spirit of a .
having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable:
legislation pushed through on a motherhood basis.
the state of being a mother
the qualities characteristic of a mother
1590s, from mother (n.1) + -hood.
noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. a convent housing a mother superior of a community of nuns. 2. 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