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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 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…
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