[n] a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; "necessity is the mother of invention"
[n] a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
[n] a term of address for an elderly woman
[n] a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar
[v] make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
[v] care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband"
beget, bring forth, engender, father, female parent, fuss, generate, get, overprotect, sire
begetter, father, male parent
barm, care, create, give care, inspiration, ma, Madonna, make, mama, mamma, mammy, Mary, mater, mom, momma, mommy, mother-in-law, mum, mummy, old woman, para I, parent, primipara, puerpera, quadripara, quintipara, surrogate mother, The Virgin, Virgin Mary, yeast