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Etymology

From Old French parent, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] parēns (parent).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
parent

Plural
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parent ({{{1}}})
  1. One of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father.
  2. A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child. (adoptive parent, foster parent)
  3. (biology) An organism from which a plant or animal is immediately biologically descended.
  4. The source or origin of something.
  5. A group from which another group is formed, or which completely controls a subordinate group. (parent company)
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The object from which a child or derived object is descended.

Quotations

person from whom one is descended
1591 1611
ME: [[{{{enm}}}]] « 15th c. 16th c. 17th c. 18th c. 19th c. 20th c. 21st c.
  • 1597, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet i Prologue
    From forth the fatal loins of these two foes / A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
    Whose misadventured piteous overthrows / Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.
  • 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest i 2
    I thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated to closeness and the bettering of my mind with that, which, but by being so retir’d, O’er-priz’d all popular rate, in my false brother awak’d an evil nature; and my trust, like a good parent, did beget of him a falsehood.
  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), John 9:19–20
    And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
source or origin
1608
ME: [[{{{enm}}}]] « 15th c. 16th c. 17th c. 18th c. 19th c. 20th c. 21st c.

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • (person from whom one is descended): child, offspring
  • (computing: object from which a child is descended): child

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Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to parent

Third person singular
parents

Simple past
parented

Past participle
parented

Present participle
parenting

to parent (third-person singular simple present parents, present participle parenting, simple past and past participle parented)
  1. To act as parent, to raise or rear.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] parēns.

Pronunciation

Noun

parent m. (plural parents)

  1. parent, one’s father or mother
  2. any person to which one is related

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