mothering definition

  • noun:
    • The nurturing and raising of a young child or young ones by a mother: "Since They Are tangled up in careers and mothering, lots of women lead tiring resides” ( David E. Bloom).
    • The nurturing of a young child by its mom
    • The defensive behaviour of a mother towards her kid
    • Nurturing or defensive behavior similar to that performed by a literal mom
    • Shortened kind of a-mothering (obsolete); practice of visiting an individual's literal or figurative mama or mother-church (compare Mothering Sunday)
    • A rural custom in The united kingdomt, of seeing an individual's parents on Midlent Sunday, -- supposed to have been initially going to the mother-church to help make offerings in the high altar.
    • A rural custom of checking out a person's moms and dads and providing them with gift suggestions on Mid-Lent Sunday: allowed to be derived from the customized in previous times during the visiting the mother church thereon day. Also known as midlenting.
  • verb:
    • Present participle of mom.

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