Synonyms of mother in English:

mother


See definition of mother

noun

1

SYNONYMS

female parent, materfamilias, matriarch

biological mother, birth mother, foster mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, surrogate mother

informal ma, mam, mammy, old dear, old lady, old woman

British informal mum, mummy, mumsy

North American informal mom, mommy

British informal, dated mater

dated mama, mamma

Indian Mata

Indian informal amma

rare progenitress, progenitrix

2‘it was time for the foal to be separated from its mother’

SYNONYMS

dam

3‘the wish was mother of the deed’

SYNONYMS

source, origin, genesis, fount, fountainhead, inspiration, stimulus

literary wellspring


verb

1‘she mothered her husband, insisting he take cod liver oil’

SYNONYMS

look after, care for, take care of, nurture, nurse, protect, cherish, tend, raise, rear

pamper, coddle, cosset, baby, overprotect, overparent, fuss over, indulge, spoil

ANTONYMS

neglect

2‘she mothered an illegitimate daughter’

SYNONYMS

give birth to, have, deliver, bear, produce, bring forth

North American birth

informal drop

archaic be brought to bed of