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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

parent \par"ent\ (p[^a]r"ent or p[=a]r"ent; 277), noun [L. parens, -entis; akin to parere to bring forth; cf. Gr. porei^n to give, beget: cf. F. parent. Cf. {Part}.]

1. One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.

Children, obey your parents in the Lord. --Eph. vi. 1.

2. That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.

Regular industry is the parent of sobriety. --Channing.

{Parent cell}. (Biol.) See {Mother cell}, under {Mother}, also {Cytula}.

{Parent nucleus} (Biol.), a nucleus which, in cell division, divides, and gives rise to two or more daughter nuclei. See {Karyokinesis}, and {Cell division}, under {Division}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

parent

noun

1: a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian [ant: {child}, {kid}]

2: an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

verb

1: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: {rear}, {raise}, {bring up}, {nurture}, {parent}]


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