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.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
it is the chidren who dance in circle, it is the parents who are dizzy
ce sont les enfants qui dancent en rond, ce sont les parents qui ont le vertige
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