AskDefine | Define mater

Dictionary Definition

mater n : informal terms for a mother [syn: ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Mother.

Abbreviation

mater.

Bosnian

Etymology

From Slavic; cognate with Latin mater and Sanskrit मातृ (mātR)

Noun

  1. mother

Synonyms

French

Pronunciation

  • /ma.te/|lang=fr
  • SAMPA: /ma.te/

Verb

mater
  1. In the context of "slang|lang=fr": To ogle, to check out, to watch (eg. an attractive person)

Conjugation

Latin

Noun

  1. mother (female parent)
  2. mother (source, origin)
  3. matron of a house
  4. honorific title
  5. woman
  6. nurse
  7. motherland

Inflection

Derived terms

Norwegian

Verb

  1. Form of present tense, mate

Serbian

Etymology

From Slavic; cognate with Latin mater and Sanskrit मातृ (mātR)

Noun

  1. mother

Synonyms

Slovak

Etymology

From Slavic; cognate with Latin mater and Sanskrit मातृ (mātR)

Noun

mater (p: matere)
irregular declension

Singular

rfc-header Singular

Plural

Extensive Definition

  • Mater (pronounced /mæːtɜːɹ/ or /meɪtɜːɹ/) is a formal term for mother, from Latin.
  • Mater (anatomy): The dura mater and pia mater are membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord in humans.
Mater may also refer to:

Misc

  • A character named Mater in the animated film, Cars
  • Acronym of the EU-project Mediterranean Targeted Project II-Mass Transfer and Ecosystem Response'' MTP-II MATER
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