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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 British English

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