parent child relationship meaning, parent child relationship definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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parent

  

      n  
1    a father or mother  
2    a person acting as a father or mother; guardian  
3    Rare   an ancestor  
4    a source or cause  
5   
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  
      n  
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  
step-parent  
      n   a stepfather or stepmother  
  step-parenting      n  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
child care provided by foster parents
n.
customer relationship management
n.
child pornography
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
n.
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
n.
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
n.
underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
made with Jail and Bait
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
n.
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
n.
a deliberate and strategic effort to engage one in a donor/investor relationship
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
n.
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
[Psych.]

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