1. noun
    a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; "necessity is the mother of invention"
  2. noun
    a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
  3. noun
    a term of address for an elderly woman
  4. verb
    care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband"
  5. noun
    a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar
  6. verb
    make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don``t recognize them"