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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·ent /ˈpærənt, ˈpɛr-/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 par·ent n.
 1. One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.
    Children, obey your parents in the Lord.   --Eph. vi. 1.
 2. That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.
    Regular industry is the parent of sobriety.   --Channing.
 Parent cell. Biol. See Mother cell, under Mother, also Cytula.
 Parent nucleus Biol., a nucleus which, in cell division, divides, and gives rise to two or more daughter nuclei.  See Karyokinesis, and Cell division, under Division.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to
          or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the
          role of guardian [ant: child]
      v : bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: rear,
           raise, bring up, nurture]