What does the word parent mean?

Usage examples for parent

  1. Certainly the young learned, but there was no effort to teach on the part of the parent. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  2. I think it is agreed on all hands that the natives of Australia are sprung from the same parent stock. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  3. Parent and child, early control of, by church. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson