Definition of 'parent'
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Please make sure you get your parent or guardian to submit the entry for you. The Sun (2016)The parents go abroad because they have no choice. The Sun (2016)His adoptive parents were solicitors from Leicestershire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was tough for my mom because she was a single parent and my father didn't treat her too good. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company reduced its tax bill by sending the fees paid by British sellers to its Swiss parent company. The Sun (2016)But schools that do have a pushy parent body generally do get much better results. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Parents buy cheaper foods that are higher in sugar content. The Sun (2012)The winners must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the match day. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some say that our parents are responsible. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The first "acquaintance" process after delivery may be an especially important one for parents. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)They will take up far less space indoors over the winter than the big parent plants. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The parent is always going to be the bad guy. The Sun (2010)You can be wrong as a parent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are many reasons why parents choose particular schools. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We need to make parents and careers advisers more aware of the opportunities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are both thrilled and cannot wait to become parents. The Sun (2015)Parents or guardians must stand their ground. The Sun (2008)He says that his parents are proud of him. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They lived initially with the mother 's parents. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is method in the parent body 's approach. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A church is recognized as tax exempt if it is included in a list provided by the parent organization. Christianity Today (2000)My father 's parents raised me. Trauma and Recovery (1992)On open day I was interviewing parents and my mother happened to be visiting me. Coping With Sudden Hair Loss (1988)The parent company is worth its 80m net assets in 2013-14. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My mother's and father 's parents were already there. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'parent'
British English: parent /ˈpɛərənt/ NOUN
A parent is a father or mother.
...the relationship of parent and child.
- American English: parent
- Arabic: والِدٌ أوْ وَالِدَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pai
- Chinese: 父亲或母亲
- Croatian: roditelj
- Czech: rodič
- Danish: forælder
- Dutch: ouder
- European Spanish: uno de los padres
- Finnish: vanhempi lapsen
- French: parent père, mère
- German: Elternteil
- Greek: γονέας
- Italian: genitore
- Japanese: 親
- Korean: 아버지
- Norwegian: forelder
- Polish: rodzic
- European Portuguese: pai
- Romanian: părinte
- Russian: родитель
- Spanish: uno de los padres
- Swedish: förälder
- Thai: พ่อหรือแม่
- Turkish: ebeveyn
- Ukrainian: батько
- Vietnamese: bố hoặc mẹ
Definition of parent from the Collins English Dictionary
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