- nounADJECTIVE▪ lone, single, unmarried, unwed▪
She felt proud that she had raised four children as a lone mother.▪ married▪ widowed▪ divorced▪ lesbian▪ biological, birth, natural, real▪ surrogate▪ adoptive, custodial (AmE), foster▪ adolescent, teen (esp. AmE), teenage, young▪ ageing/aging, elderly, old▪ ailing, sick▪
He has cared for his sick mother for years.▪ dead, deceased, late▪ dying▪ caring, devoted, excellent, good, loving, wonderful▪ proud▪
the proud mother of the bride▪ doting, overprotective▪ stern▪ domineering, overbearing▪ abusive▪ bad, unfit▪
The court decided she was an unfit mother.▪ anxious (esp. BrE), distraught, frantic, worried▪
Her distraught mother had spent all night waiting by the phone.▪ grieving▪ expectant, pregnant▪ first-time▪ new▪ full-time, stay-at-home▪ working▪ welfare (AmE)▪ low-income▪ breastfeeding, nursing▪ beloved, dear▪
his beloved motherVERB + MOTHER▪ resemble, take after▪
The boys were like their father, but Louise took after her mother.▪ inherit sth from▪
She inherited the urge to travel from her mother.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.