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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
mother,
Mother
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(female parent)madre nf
 I love my mother with all my heart.
 Amo mia madre con tutto il mio cuore.
Mother interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (female parent: in direct address)madre inter
 Mother! Where did you go?
 Madre! Dove sei andata?
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
the mother of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (cause) (figurato)madre nf
 Some think that diplomacy is the mother of inaction.
 Alcuni pensano che l'accortezza sia madre dell'inattività.
mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (maternal quality)madre nf
 It is the mother in her that leads to her kindness and patience.
 È la madre che c'è in lei che la porta ad essere così gentile e paziente.
Mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Mother Superior) (ecclesiastico)madre nf
 Mother Superior is always early for mass.
 La madre superiora è sempre in anticipo per la messa.
mother n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood." (motherly, maternal)materno agg
 Mother love is the source of endless tolerance.
 L'amore materno è la base di una tolleranza infinita.
mother n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood." (mother animal)mamma nf
 The mother bear ferociously protected her cubs.
 Mamma orso proteggeva ferocemente i suoi cuccioli.
mother [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be the mother of)dare vita a vtr
  generare vtr
 I think that Julie will mother lots of children.
 Penso che Julie darà vita a molti figli.
mother [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give birth to)dare vita a vtr
  fare nascere vtr
 The wolf mothered two cubs.
 La lupa ha dato vita a due cuccioli.
mother [sb/sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (protect, nurture)coccolare, proteggere vtr
 They mother their families, making sure that there is proper food and clothing.
 Proteggono le loro famiglie, assicurandosi che ci sia abbastanza da mangiare e da vestire.
mother [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (act like a mother to)fare da madre a vtr
  comportarsi da madre con v rif
 Stop mothering me. You are my girlfriend, not my mom.
 Smettila di farmi da madre. Non sei mia madre, sei la mia ragazza.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
birth mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (biological female parent)madre biologica nf
 My adoptive mother helped me find my birth mother.
 La mia madre adottiva mi ha aiutato a trovare la mia madre biologica.
den mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (female scout leader) (femmina)capo scout nf
 Most of what the young scouts had been taught came from their den mother.
 Quasi tutto ciò che era stato insegnato ai giovani scout proveniva dalla loro capo scout.
den mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, figurative (woman: social organizer)organizzatrice nf
 Jack is the den mother of the office staff, always arranging little social gatherings and the like.
foster mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mother by temporary adoption)madre affidataria nf
 My foster mother loved me as dearly as her own children.
 La mia madre affidataria mi ha sempre amato come fossi suo figlio naturale.
  madre adottiva nf
 La mia madre adottiva mi ha amato come se fossi suo figlio naturale.
house mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sorority director)madre superiora, superiora nf
mother company nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (business that owns a subsidiary)casa madre nf
mother country nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (country of birth, native land)patria, terra natale nf
 A patriot is willing to sacrifice for the mother country.
 Un patriota è disposto a sacrificarsi per la patria.
  madre patria, terra natia nf
 Un patriota è disposto a sacrificarsi per la madre patria.
Mother Earth nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Planet Earth)madre Terra nf
mother figure nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] maternal or nurturing)figura materna nf
mother figure nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (female guardian)figura materna nf
Mother Goose nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (pantomime) (pantomima)Mamma Oca nf
mother goose,
Mother Goose
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(nursery-rhyme, nursery-story)filastrocca, fiaba nf
Mother Goose nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (fictional nursery rhyme author) (autrice di fiabe)Mamma Oca nf
mother hen nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (overprotective woman)chioccia nf
mother language (parent language)lingua madre nf
mother lode nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vein of precious metal) (di minerale)filone principale nm
  (di minerale)vena principale nf
 The miners struck the mother lode and dug out tons of gold ore.
 I minatori trovarono il filone principale ed estrassero tonnellate d'oro.
mother love nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (affection felt by a mother for her child)amore materno nm
Mother Nature nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (personification of natural world) (figurato)Madre Natura nf
 Mother Nature calls means I have to use the bathroom.
 "Madre Natura chiama" significa che devo andare al bagno.
mother of the bride nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (female parent of a woman getting married)madre della sposa nf
 The mother of the bride wore purple at the wedding.
 Al matrimonio, la madre della sposa era vestita in viola.
mother ship (nautical)nave appoggio nf
mother superior,
Mother Superior
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(abbess: head nun) (in convento)madre superiora, badessa nf
mother tongue,
mother language
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(native language)madrelingua, lingua madre nf
 Juan's mother tongue is Spanish.
 La lingua madre di Juan è lo spagnolo.
mother-in-law nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (spouse's mother)suocera nf
 Stephen always got on very well with his mother-in-law.
 Stefano ha sempre avuto un bel rapporto con sua suocera.
mother-of-pearl adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (made of mother-of-pearl)di madreperla agg
 Mi piace quella collana di madreperla.
mother-of-pearl adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (nacreous, pearlescent)madreperlato agg
 Vorrei un ombretto madreperlato.
mother-of-pearl nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pearlescent interior of mollusc shell) (in conchiglie)madreperla nf
mother-to-be nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pregnant woman)futura mamma nf
mother's boy (boy showing excessive attachment to his mother)cocco di mamma nm
Mother's Day nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (celebration for mothers)festa della mamma nf
 What date is Mother's Day this year?
 Che giorno cade la festa della mamma quest'anno?
mother's milk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (woman's breast milk)latte materno nm
 Il nutrimento migliore per un neonato è il latte materno.
mother's milk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (nourishment)latte materno nm
Necessity is the mother of invention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (need inspires solutions) (detto)la necessità aguzza l'ingegno
 It is said that necessity is the mother of invention.
queen mother,
Queen Mother
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(mother of a reigning monarch)regina madre nf
 The Queen Mother made her views on horse racing very clear: she loved it!
 La regina madre ha reso chiaro il suo punto di vista sulle corse di cavalli: le adorava!
room mother (classroom assistant)insegnante di sostegno volontario, spesso il genitore di un alunno nm
single mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (female parent without a partner)madre single nf
 She's been a single mother since her husband died last year.
 È diventata madre single l'anno scorso quando è morto suo marito.
stepmother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (parent's wife)matrigna nf
 Did your stepmother inherit all of your dad's estate?
 La tua matrigna ha ereditato tutto il patrimonio di tuo padre?
stepmother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wicked figure in fairy tales)matrigna nf
 In fairy tales the stepmother is often wicked and hates children.
surrogate mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (woman who carries another's baby)madre surrogata nf
unmarried mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mother without spouse)ragazza madre nf
  madre nubile nf
 The number of unmarried mothers has increased in recent decades.
working mother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mother who has job)madre lavoratrice, madre in carriera nf
  (informale)mamma lavoratrice, mamma in carriera nf
  (formale, giuridico)madre professionalmente attiva nf
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Collocations: mothered [five children, a son, two daughters], a [young, teen, teenage, first-time, single] mother, let mother nature [take, play] her course, more...

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