mother

  1. make (offspring) by reproduction

    Synonyms : beget, bring forth, engender, father, generate, get, sire
    Type Of : create, make
  2. a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)

    Synonyms : female parent
    Antonyms : father
    Type Of : parent
    Examples :
    • the mother of three children
  3. care for like a mother

    Synonyms : fuss, overprotect
    Type Of : give care, care
  4. a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation

    Type Of : inspiration
    Examples :
    • necessity is the mother of invention
  5. a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

    Type Of : barm, yeast
  6. a term of address for a mother superior

    Type Of : mother superior, prioress, abbess
  7. a term of address for an elderly woman

    Type Of : old woman

mutate

  1. undergo mutation

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • cells mutate

matricide

  1. a person who murders their mother

    Type Of : parricide
  2. the murder of your mother

    Type Of : parricide

mariticide

  1. the murder of a husband by his wife

    Type Of : execution, murder, slaying

mandrake

  1. the root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic

    Synonyms : mandrake root
    Type Of : root
  2. a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers

    Synonyms : devil's apples, mandragora officinarum
    Type Of : herbaceous plant, herb

maneuvers

  1. an action aimed at evading an opponent

    Synonyms : evasive action, manoeuvre
    Type Of : evasion
  2. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, play
    Type Of : movement, motion, move
    Examples :
    • he made a great maneuver
  3. a move made to gain a tactical end

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
    Type Of : move
  4. act in order to achieve a certain goal

    Synonyms : manoeuver, manoeuvre
    Type Of : act, move
    Examples :
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  5. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

    Synonyms : manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate
    Type Of : go, move
  6. a plan for attaining a particular goal

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, tactic, tactics
    Type Of : plan of action
  7. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

    Synonyms : channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer
    Type Of : command, control
  8. a military training exercise

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, simulated military operation
    Type Of : military operation, operation

maneuvering

  1. an action aimed at evading an opponent

    Synonyms : evasive action, manoeuvre
    Type Of : evasion
  2. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, play
    Type Of : movement, motion, move
    Examples :
    • he made a great maneuver
  3. a move made to gain a tactical end

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
    Type Of : move
  4. act in order to achieve a certain goal

    Synonyms : manoeuver, manoeuvre
    Type Of : act, move
    Examples :
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  5. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

    Synonyms : manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate
    Type Of : go, move
  6. a plan for attaining a particular goal

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, tactic, tactics
    Type Of : plan of action
  7. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

    Synonyms : channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer
    Type Of : command, control
  8. a military training exercise

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, simulated military operation
    Type Of : military operation, operation

militate

  1. have force or influence; bring about an effect or change

    Type Of : act upon, influence, work
    Examples :
    • Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed

moron

  1. a person of subnormal intelligence

    Synonyms : changeling, cretin, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, retard
    Type Of : simple, simpleton
  2. a city in Argentina, to the west of Buenos Aires

metaphorical

  1. expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

    Synonyms : metaphoric
    Examples :
    • a metaphorical expression