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Definition of MOTHERING

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Mother \Moth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mothered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mothering}.] To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a mother to. [1913 Webster]

           The queen, to have put lady Elizabeth besides the crown, would have mothered another body's child.
                                                    --Howell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mothering \Moth"er*ing\, n.
     A rural custom in England, of visiting one's parents on Midlent Sunday, -- supposed to have been originally visiting the mother church to make offerings at the high altar. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "mothering": TLC, bread, care, daily bread, economic support, endowment, keep, livelihood, living, maintenance, manna, meat, nourishment, nurture, price support, provision, subsidization, subsidy, subsistence, subvention, support, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, tender loving care, upkeep

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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