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Synonyms for mother

Synonyms for mother

Synonyms for mother

a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)

a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria

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a term of address for an elderly woman

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a term of address for a mother superior

a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation

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care for like a mother

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In the mid-nineteenth-century period, women who acted as social mothers pioneered versions of the caring professions, for example, as lady sanitary visitors who aimed to spread the laws of health and turn the dwellings of the poor into proper homes, as prison and workhouse visitors applying the balm of the 'law of love' to soften the cold hand of the state, and as nurses on the new Nightingale principles, where matron and sister would complete the medical family, with the doctor as putative father, on the hospital ward.