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mother noun

  /ˈmʌðə(ɹ)/ , /ˈmʌðɚ/ , [ˈmɐðə(ɹ)]
  • A female parent, sometimes especially a human; a female who parents a child (which she has given birth to, adopted, or fostered).
mère, maman
  • Dregs, lees; a stringy, mucilaginous or film- or membrane-like substance (consisting of acetobacters) which develops in fermenting alcoholic liquids (such as wine, or cider), and turns the alcohol into acetic acid with the help of oxygen from the air.
  • A disc produced from the electrotyped master, used in manufacturing phonograph records.
mycoderme, mère de vinaigre
  • Something that is the greatest or most significant of its kind. (See mother of all.)
mycoderme, mère de vinaigre, mère
  • (figuratively) A source or origin.

mother verb

  /ˈmʌðə(ɹ)/ , /ˈmʌðɚ/ , [ˈmɐðə(ɹ)]
  • (transitive) To treat as a mother would be expected to treat her child; to nurture.
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