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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.
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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 Korean 부모…
in Arabic أحَد الوالدين…
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 Spanish padre, madre…
in Portuguese pai, mãe…
in German der Elternteil…
in Catalan mare, pare…
in Japanese 親…
in Chinese (Simplified) 父亲, 母亲…
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