Definition of Motherless

1. Adjective. Having no living or known mother.

Similar to: Parentless, Unparented



Definition of Motherless

1. a. Destitute of a mother; having lost a mother; as, motherless children.

Definition of Motherless

1. Adjective. Without a living mother. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Motherless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motherless

motherhood
motherhood and apple pie
motherhood statement
motherhoods
motherhouse
motherhouses
mothering
motherings
motherish
motherland
motherlands
motherless (current term)
motherlessness
motherlike
motherliness
motherlinesses
motherload
motherloads
motherlode
motherlodes
motherly
mothers
mothers-in-law
mothers-to-be
mothers of chapel

Literary usage of Motherless

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1. The Family Circle: Its Affections and Pleasures by Hiram Atwill Graves (1844)
"THE motherless. MRS. SIGOURNEY. You 'RE \veary, precious ones ! your eyes Are wandering far and wide ; Think ye of her, who knew so well Your tender ..."

2. Wool-gathering by Gail Hamilton (1867)
"Aged Party in Train. — motherless Baby in Train. — Treatise on the Inalienability of motherless Babies. — A Woman bringing a Man to Time. ..."

3. An Universal Etymological English Dictionary ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1756)
"... tiltil mother church on Mid-lent Sunday, and to make their offering! at the high altar. motherless (of ..."

4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"... usually applied to trees. Here to a stag, or rather to a man, jocularly compared to я stag : sleep'd seven il.iys in change o!'motherless rose-water. ..."

5. Child Life: A Collection of Poems edited by John Greenleaf Whittier (1873)
"... THE motherless TURKEYS. THE White Turkey was dead ! The White Turkey was dead ! How the news through the barn-yard went flying ! Of a mother bereft, ..."

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