parent definition, meaning - what is parent in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “parent”

See all translations

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.
More examples

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.
Translations of “parent”
in Arabic أحَد الوالدين…
in Korean 부모…
in Malaysian ibu atau bapa, ibu atau bapa angkat…
in French père (ou) mère, père adoptif (ou) mère adoptive…
in Turkish anne baba, ebeveynler…
in Italian genitore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 父親, 母親…
in Russian родитель…
in Polish rodzic…
in Vietnamese cha, mẹ, cha mẹ nuôi…
in Spanish padre, madre…
in Portuguese pai, mãe…
in Thai พ่อแม่, ผู้ปกครอง…
in German der Elternteil…
in Catalan mare, pare…
in Japanese 親…
in Indonesian orangtua…
in Chinese (Simplified) 父亲, 母亲…
(Definition of parent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of parent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “parent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More