mother

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmʌðər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmʌðɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(muᵺər)


WordReference English Collocations © 2020

mother

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [young, teen, teenage, first-time, single] mother
  2. a [caring, loving, cruel, kind, protective] mother
  3. an [overprotective, overbearing] mother
  4. my [biological, step-, adoptive] mother
  5. my mother-in-law
  6. a mother of [one]
  7. is a wife and mother
  8. is (a) mother to [three] [children, boys, girls, kids, teenagers]
  9. is the mother of [three] [children]
  10. the mother of his child
  11. a [baby, child] and its mother
  12. the mother and her young
  13. a mother and her [daughter, children, two sons]
  14. mother and [father, daughter, child, sons]
  15. the mother of all [fights, trucks, battles, hangovers]
  16. has been like a mother to me
  17. you [look, are] just like your mother
  18. [when, how] I (first) met your mother
  19. a mother's [nature, instinct, love, meeting]
  20. mother knows best!
  21. holy mother (of God)!
  22. Mother [Mary, Teresa, Goose]
  23. is (their) [den, house] mother
  24. slang: you mother!
  25. [made of, inlaid with] mother of pearl
n as adj
  1. let mother nature [take, play] her course
  2. the [forces, laws, course] of mother nature
  3. a mother [goat, penguin, bee]
  4. [English, Spanish] is her mother tongue
  5. the mother [ship, plant, company, country]
  6. a mother-of-pearl [necklace, inlay]
v
  1. mothered [five children, a son, two daughters]
  2. mothered [twins, triplets]
  3. mother another woman's child
  4. mothering her [baby, doll]
  5. mothering your [husband, partner, man]
  6. mothered him back to [health, life, strength]
  7. mothered them [carefully, lovingly, wisely, protectively]
  8. mothered and fathered
'mother' also found in these entries:
Advertisements
Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.