Crossword clues for parent
- PepsiCo, to Frito-Lay
- Chaperone, often
- 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
- Mom or Dad
- Dam, to a lamb
- Person who can be grand
- Company with a subsidiary
- Family member
- Doe, to a fawn
- Sire or dam
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
parent \par"ent\ (p[^a]r"ent or p[=a]r"ent; 277), n. [L. parens, -entis; akin to parere to bring forth; cf. Gr. porei^n to give, beget: cf. F. parent. Cf. Part.]
One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord.
--Eph. vi. 1.
That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.
Regular industry is the parent of sobriety.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French parent "father, parent, relative, kin" (11c.), from Latin parentem (nominative parens) "father or mother, ancestor," noun use of present participle of parere "bring forth, give birth to, produce," from PIE root *pere- (1) "to bring forth" (see pare). Began to replace native elder after c.1500.
n. 1 One of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father. (from 15th c.) 2 A surrogate mother 3 A third person who has provided DNA samples in a IVF procedure in order to alter faulty genetic material 4 A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child; a stepparent or adoptive parent. vb. To act as parent, to raise or rear.
A parent is a caregiver of the offspring in their own species. In humans, a parent is the caretaker of a child (where "child" refers to offspring, not necessarily age). A biological parent consists of a person whose gamete resulted in a child, a male through the sperm, and a female through the ovum. Parents are first-degree relatives and have 50% genetic meet. A female can also become a parent through surrogacy. Some parents may be adoptive parents, who nurture and raise an offspring, but are not actually biologically related to the child. Orphans without adoptive parents can be raised by their grandparents or other family members.
A parent can also be elaborated as an ancestor removed one generation. With recent medical advances, it is possible to have more than two biological parents. Examples of third biological parents include instances involving surrogacy or a third person who has provided DNA samples during an assisted reproductive procedure that has altered the recipients genetic material.
The most common types of parents are mothers, fathers, and grandparents. A mother is "a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth." The extent to which it is socially acceptable for a parent to be involved in their offspring's life varies from culture to culture, however one that exhibits too little involvement is sometimes said to exhibit child neglect, while one that is too involved is sometimes said to be overprotective, cosseting, nosey, or intrusive.
A parent is a caretaker of offspring in their own species, such as a mother or father.
Parent or parents may also refer to:
Parent is a surname, and may refer to:
- Alphonse-Marie Parent
- Antoine Parent
- Bernie Parent
- Bob Parent (photographer) (1923–1987), Canadian-born photographer
- Bob Parent (ice hockey) (born 1958), retired ice hockey player
- Clark Parent
- Claude parent, French architect
- Dan Parent
- Elaine Parent
- Étienne Parent
- Gail Parent, American television screenwriter, television producer, and author
- Gilbert Parent
- Jacques Parent (fencer), French Olympic fencer
- Jacques Parent (politician), Canadian politician
- Maury Parent
- Kevin Parent
- Marc Parent
- Mark Parent
- Mark Parent (baseball player) (born 1961), American Major League Baseball player
- Mary Parent
- Maury Parent (died 2004), American radio personality
- Mimi Parent
- Ryan Parent
- Simon-Napoléon Parent
- Steven Parent
Usage examples of "parent".
Then suppose the parents decide they do not want a child who would suffer from those characteristics and abort on this basis?
The child, no matter how abused, still wanted to love and admire her parents, and particularly her father.
In adolescence the feelings of the Child replay in greatly amplified form as the hormones turn on and as the adolescent turns away from his parents as the principal source of stroking to his own age group for stroking of a new kind.
Parents who are sensitive to this unstated plea and who, through acts of love, concern, restraint, and respect, demonstrate repeatedly It Is You We Care About will find the years of adolescence can produce rewards and surprises far beyond their expectations.
It had been almost a year since he had discovered her identity with the help of an Internet search group dedicated to reuniting adoptees with their biological parents.
She did highly confidential work helping adoptees locate their birth parents, and Erin had vouched for her.
Usually it was the adoptees who came to her for help in finding their birth parents.
I soaked it up like a sponge, listening eagerly to the advice of adoptive parents, their grown children, clinical psychologists, advocates, social workers, and adoption resource professionals.
Once a religion is established in a nation the Lord leads that nation according to the precepts and tenets of its own religion, and He has provided that there should be precepts in every religion like those in the Decalog, that God should be worshiped, His name not be profaned, a holy day be observed, that parents be honored, murder, adultery and theft not be committed, and false witness not be spoken.
When he was eleven years of age, both his parents were killed in a climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix, and the youth came under the guardianship of an aunt, since deceased, Miss Charmian Bond, and went to live with her at the quaintly-named hamlet of Pett Bottom near Canterbury in Kent.
As Alake had said, my parents would never permit the serpents to take me.
The Report has no scientific basis whatever and has been riddled with criticism by expert students of every kind, including not merely students of alcoholism but also Professor Alfred Marshall of Cambridge, the greatest English-speaking economist of the time, who has shown that there are no grounds for the assumptions made by Professor Pearson in that part of his argument which is based upon the economic efficiency of drinking and non-drinking parents.
When Alem was growing up, his parents were always fighting and his mother would go off and stay with her family and it would be just Alem and his brother and sister and their father.
His parents took him to a hospital and they performed a CAT scan and an MRI scan and a PET scan and digital subtraction angiography and they found nothing wrong.
The parents say that the boy came in, stayed about a quarter of an hour, and then took his aqualung thing and went out saying he wanted to show it to someone.