Part of speech: noun

A father or a mother; a producer; cause; occasion.

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Usage examples "parent":

  1. Certainly the young learned, but there was no effort to teach on the part of the parent. - "Ways of Nature", 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", Charles Sturt.
  3. Parent and child, early control of, by church. - "Popular Law-making", Frederic Jesup Stimson.