The definition of a parent is a mother or father.(noun)
An example of a parent is a plant that sprouts many other plants.
Parent is defined as to give life or raise children.(verb)
An example of parent is to bring up three children.
Parent means relating to a source or owner.(adjective)
An example of parent used as an adjective is in the phrase "parent company," which means a company that is in charge of other companies.
See parent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L parens, parent, orig. prp. of parere, to beget: see -parous
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See parent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin parēns, parent-
Origin: , from past active participle of parere, to give birth; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.
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