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mother superior


      n   pl   , mother superiors, mothers superior   the head of a community of nuns  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
mother          [1]  
a    a female who has given birth to offspring  
b    (as modifier)  
a mother bird     
2    often cap, esp as a term of address   a person's own mother  
3    a female substituting in the function of a mother  
4    often cap  
Chiefly archaic   a term of address for an old woman  
a    motherly qualities, such as maternal affection  
it appealed to the mother in her     
b    (as modifier)  
mother love     
c    (in combination)  
a    a female or thing that creates, nurtures, protects, etc., something  
b    (as modifier)  
mother church, mother earth     
7    a title given to certain members of female religious orders  
mother superior     
8      (Christian Science)   God as the eternal Principle  
9    modifier   native or innate  
mother wit     
10    Offensive taboo slang     (chiefly U.S.)      short for       motherfucker  
11    be mother   to pour the tea  
I'll be mother     
12    the mother of all ...  
Informal   the greatest example of its kind  
the mother of all parties     
      vb   tr  
13    to give birth to or produce  
14    to nurture, protect, etc. as a mother,   (Related adj)        maternal  
     (Old English modor; compare Old Saxon modar, Old High German muotar, Latin mater, Greek meter)  
  mothering      n  

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1    dam, ma     (informal)   mater, mom     (U.S. informal)   mum     (Brit. informal)   mummy     (Brit. informal)   old lady     (informal)   old woman     (informal)  
2    connate, inborn, innate, native, natural  
3    bear, bring forth, drop, give birth to, produce  
4    care for, cherish, nurse, nurture, protect, raise, rear, tend  
5    baby, fuss over, indulge, pamper, spoil  

mother wit     
brains, common sense, gumption     (Brit. informal)   horse sense, judgment, native intelligence, nous     (Brit. slang)   savvy     (slang)   smarts     (slang, chiefly U.S.)  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
Short for "mother I'd like to fuck".
[Fam.];[Slang] Slang term referring to an older and good-looking woman.
stepmother is the woman who has married their father after the death or divorce of their mother.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
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