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1    begetter, father, guardian, mother, procreator, progenitor, sire  
2    architect, author, cause, creator, forerunner, origin, originator, prototype, root, source, wellspring  
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  ( parents    plural  )
1       n-count   Your parents are your mother and father.  
usu pl  
Children need their parents..., When you become a parent the things you once cared about seem to have less value.     
    foster parent  
    one-parent family  
    single parent  
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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pare, parentage, partner, part

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parent whose children no longer live in the family home
child care provided by foster parents
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
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