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English definition of “parent”

parent

noun [C] uk   /ˈpeə.rənt/ us    /ˈper.ənt/

parent noun [C] (MOTHER/FATHER)

A1 a mother or father of a person or an animal: I'm going to meet Richard's parents for the first time this weekend.

parent noun [C] (COMPANY)

(also parent company) a company that owns one or more other companies: The subsidiary has issued shares that are guaranteed by its parent. The parent company is expected to spend $50 million in advertising this year.
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