Meaning of “parent” in the English Dictionary

"parent" in British English

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parentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpeə.rənt/ us /ˈper.ənt/

(Definition of “parent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"parent" in American English

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parentnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpeər·ənt, ˈpær-/

a person who gives birth to or raises a child:

His parents live in New York.

biology A parent is also any animal or plant that produces another.

parental
adjective [ not gradable ] us /pəˈren·təl/

parental guidance
parenthood
noun [ U ] us /ˈpeər·əntˌhʊd, ˈpær-/

Just barely newlyweds, they now have to confront the harsh realities of parenthood.

(Definition of “parent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"parent" in Business English

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parentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpeərənt/ us FINANCE

→  parent company

(Definition of “parent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)