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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • adj. Relating to or characteristic of a mother or motherhood; motherly: maternal instinct.
  • adj. Inherited from one's mother: a maternal trait.
  • adj. Related through one's mother: my maternal uncle.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a mother; having the characteristics of a mother, motherly.
  • adj. Related through the mother, or her side of the family.
  • adj. Derived from the mother as opposed to the foetus during pregnancy.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a mother; becoming to a mother; motherly
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Pertaining to a mother or to motherhood; proper to a mother; motherly: as, maternal love or authority; maternal pains or cares.
  • Relating to or consisting of mothers; concerning the state of motherhood: as, a maternal association; a maternal hospital.
  • Coming from or through a mother; imparted by or connected with one's mother: as, a maternal inheritance; a maternal uncle or cousin; maternal ancestry or lineage.
  • Of or pertaining to the country of one's birth; native; vernacular.
  • Synonyms Parental, etc. See motherly.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • adj. relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent
  • adj. characteristic of a mother
  • adj. relating to or derived from one's mother
  • adj. related on the mother's side
  • Equivalent
    Words with the same meaning
    motherly    parental    motherlike   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    colonel    diurnal    eternal    external    fraternal    infernal    internal    journal    kernel    nocturnal   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    paternal    fatherly    affectionate    womanly    filial    instinctive    mutual    spiritual    childish    fraternal