Dictionary Results for maternity


1. maternity - noun

· the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

Synonym(s): pregnancy, gestation

Hypernym(s): physical_condition, physiological_state, physiological_condition




2. maternity - noun

· the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother

Synonym(s): motherhood

Hypernym(s): kinship, family_relationship, relationship




3. maternity - noun

· the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother; "the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children"

Synonym(s): motherliness, maternalism, maternal_quality

Hypernym(s): parental_quality





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