married, unmarried
lone (BrE), single

single-parent families

aged, aging, elderly
deceased, surviving
prospective, would-be
first-time, new
biological, birth, natural, real
adopted, adoptive, foster

the identities of the adoptive parents

custodial, non-custodial (law)
female, male
gay, heterosexual, lesbian
low-income, poor
rich, wealthy, well-to-do
middle-class, working-class

The government has promised a better deal for working parents.

involved, supportive

The study showed that children with involved parents do better at school.


They have just become the proud parents of a baby girl.

caring, devoted, loving
doting, fond, indulgent
stern, strict
bad, unfit
angry, anxious, concerned, distraught, distressed, grieving
company (business)

The subsidiary eventually outgrew its parent company and took it over.

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  • parent — par·ent n 1 a: a person who begets or brings forth offspring; esp: the natural parents of a child born of their marriage ◇ The biological father of an illegitimate child is usu. not considered the child s parent absent a judicial determination of …   Law dictionary

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  • parent — [per′ənt, par′ənt] n. [OFr < L parens, parent, orig. prp. of parere, to beget: see PAROUS] 1. a mother or father 2. a progenitor or ancestor 3. any animal, organism, or plant in relation to its offspring 4. anything from which other things are …   English World dictionary

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