1 begetter, father, guardian, mother, procreator, progenitor, sire
2 architect, author, cause, creator, forerunner, origin, originator, prototype, root, source, wellspring
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
parent ( parents plural )
1 n-count Your parents are your mother and father.
Children need their parents..., When you become a parent the things you once cared about seem to have less value.
2 adj An organization's parent organization is the organization that created it and usually still controls it. ADJ n Each unit including the parent company has its own, local management.
one-parent family ( one-parent families plural ) A one-parent family is a family that consists of one parent and his or her children living together. n-count
Many children are now born into or raised in one-parent families.
parent-teacher association ( parent-teacher associations plural ) A parent-teacher association is the same as a PTA. n-count
single parent ( single parents plural ) A single parent is someone who is bringing up a child on their own, because the other parent is not living with them. n-count oft N n
I was bringing up my three children as a single parent., ...a single-parent household.
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