An example of parent is to bring up three children.
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.
Despair is the parent of rebellion.
Other books based on this parent work.
An example of a parent is a plant that sprouts many other plants.
Origin of parent
- Middle English from Old French from Latin parēns parent- from past active participle of parere to give birth perə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition