Antonyms of noun mother

1 of 5 senses of mother

Sense 1
mother, female parent -- (a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children")
       Antonym of father (Sense 1)
      => father, male parent, begetter -- (a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mother

5 senses of mother

Sense 1
mother, female parent -- (a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children")
       => parent -- (a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian)

Sense 2
mother -- (a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar)
       => yeast, barm -- (a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey)

Sense 3
mother -- (a term of address for an elderly woman)
       => old woman -- (a woman who is old)

Sense 4
mother -- (a term of address for a mother superior)
       => abbess, mother superior, prioress -- (the superior of a group of nuns)

Sense 5
mother -- (a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; "necessity is the mother of invention")
       => inspiration -- (arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mother

2 senses of mother

Sense 1
mother, fuss, overprotect -- (care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband")
       => care, give care -- (provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded")

Sense 2
beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth -- (make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

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