parentnoun [ C ]uk /ˈpeə.rənt/ us /ˈper.ənt/
parent noun [ C ] (MOTHER/FATHER)
- One of the joys of being a parent is watching the child's character develop.
- As a parent you try to create a stable home environment for your children to grow up in.
- Children need lots of encouragement from their parents.
- My parents were rather annoyed that I hadn't told them about the accident.
- He finds it extremely difficult being a single parent.