Definition of motherhood in English:

motherhood

noun

mass noun
  • The state of being a mother.

    ‘she juggles motherhood with a demanding career’
    • ‘By the time she delivered her first baby, she felt completely prepared for motherhood.’
    • ‘She is working to balance motherhood with two small children along with post-doctoral work in neurobiology.’
    • ‘Past performances show that women athletes who are determined to return to the top after embracing motherhood can succeed in their quest.’
    • ‘Gina says she was prepared for motherhood and aims to be the best mum she can be.’
    • ‘The project helped young mothers prepare and adjust to motherhood.’
    • ‘"I think it's important that we embrace motherhood in the variety of different forms that it takes," she says.’
    • ‘She admits she is quite surprised to find herself contemplating older motherhood.’
    • ‘Women with children are now just as likely to be in work as those without, as more choose to delay motherhood until they have established their careers.’
    • ‘She's too wrapped up in her desires at becoming a judge to contemplate motherhood.’
    • ‘She gradually wound down her career, concentrating on motherhood and her abiding interest in environmental causes and other social issues.’

Pronunciation

motherhood

/ˈmʌðəhʊd/