Synonyms of mother in English:

mother


See definition of mother

noun

1

SYNONYMS
female parent
biological mother, birth mother, foster mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, surrogate mother
materfamilias, matriarch
informal mama, mamma, ma, mammy, old dear, old lady, old woman
British informal mum, mummy, mumsy, mam
North American informal mom, mommy
British informal, dated mater
Indian Mata
Indian informal amma
rare progenitress, progenitrix

2‘it was time for the foal to be separated from its mother’

SYNONYMS
dam

3‘she will always be remembered as the mother of modern ecology’

SYNONYMS
originator, initiator, founder, founding mother, inventor, creator, maker, author, prime mover, instigator, architect, engineer, designer, deviser, planner, contriver, mastermind
literary begetter

4‘the wish was mother of the deed’

SYNONYMS
source, origin, genesis, fount, fountainhead, inspiration, stimulus
literary wellspring

verb

1‘she felt mothered by her older sister’

SYNONYMS
look after, care for, take care of, nurture, nurse, protect, cherish, tend, raise, rear
pamper, coddle, cosset, baby, overprotect, overparent, fuss over, indulge, spoil
ANTONYMS

neglect

2‘she mothered an illegitimate daughter’

SYNONYMS
give birth to, have, deliver, bear, produce, bring forth
North American birth
informal drop
archaic be brought to bed of