Definition of Parent. Meaning of Parent. Synonyms of Parent

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Definition of Parent

Parent
Parent Par"ent, n. [L. parens, -entis; akin to parere to bring forth; cf. Gr. ? to give, beget: cf. F. parent. Cf. Part.] 1. One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother. Children, obey your parents in the Lord. --Eph. vi. 1. 2. That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice. Regular industry is the parent of sobriety. --Channing. Parent cell. (Biol.) See Mother cell, under Mother, also Cytula. Parent nucleus (Biol.), a nucleus which, in cell division, divides, and gives rise to two or more daughter nuclei. See Karyokinesis, and Cell division, under Division.

Meaning of Parent from wikipedia

- A parent is either the progenitor of a child or, in humans, it can refer to a caregiver or legal guardian. The gametes of a parent result in a child, a...
- Parenting or child rearing promotes and supports the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cognitive development of a child from infancy to adulthood...
- group. In some jurisdictions around the world, holding companies are called parent companies, which, besides holding stock in other companies, can conduct...
- The Parent Trap may refer to: The Parent Trap (novel), or Lisa and Lottie, a 1949 novel by Erich Kästner The Parent Trap (franchise), a series of films...
- A single parent is a person who has a child or children but does not have a spouse or live-in partner to ****ist in the upbringing or support of the child...
- parent rock, also sometimes substratum, is the original rock from which younger rock or soil is formed. In soil formation, the parent rock (or parent...
- The Parenting is an upcoming American horror-comedy film directed by Craig Johnson and written by Kent Sublette. It stars Brian Cox, Edie Falco, Lisa...
- A narcissistic parent is a parent affected by narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder. Typically, narcissistic parents are exclusively and possessively...
- A parent-in-law is a person who has a legal affinity with another by being the parent of the other's spouse. Many cultures and legal systems impose duties...
- A helicopter parent (also called a cosseting parent or simply a cosseter) is a term for a parent who is overattentive and overly fearful of a child's...