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1    a father or mother  
2    a person acting as a father or mother; guardian  
3    Rare   an ancestor  
4    a source or cause  
a    an organism or organization that has produced one or more organisms or organizations similar to itself  
b    (as modifier)  
a parent organism     
6      (Physics, chem)  
a    a precursor, such as a nucleus or compound, of a derived entity  
b    (as modifier)  
a parent nucleus, a parent ion     
     (C15: via Old French from Latin parens parent, from parere to bring forth)  
  parenthood      n  

one-parent family  
      n   a household consisting of at least one dependent child and the mother or father, the other parent being dead or permanently absent  
parent company  
      n   a company that owns more than half the shares of another company  
parent metal  
      n     (Engineering, metallurgy)   the metal of components that are being welded by a molten filler metal  
parent teacher association  
      n   a social group of the parents of children at a school and their teachers formed in order to foster better understanding between them and to organize activities on behalf of the school,   (Abbrev.)    PTA  
single parent  
a    a person who has a dependent child or dependent children and who is widowed, divorced, or unmarried  
b    (as modifier)  
a single-parent family        (Also called (N.Z.))    solo parent  
solo parent  
      n     (N.Z)      the usual name for       single parent  
      n   a stepfather or stepmother  
  step-parenting      n  
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  


1    begetter, father, guardian, mother, procreator, progenitor, sire  
2    architect, author, cause, creator, forerunner, origin, originator, prototype, root, source, wellspring  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
child care provided by foster parents
abbr. acron.
Short for "parents are watching"
[Fam.];[Slang] Used by kids as a warning that an adult is around and so they aren't free to talk.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
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