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Definition of "motherhood" []

  • The state of being a mother. (noun)
  • The qualities of a mother. (noun)
  • Mothers considered as a group. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "motherhood" in a sentence
  • "She is entirely specialized for motherhood; but the thinking, and the determination of the conditions of her motherhood, are in the hands of other females, also highly specialized, and certainly the least selfish of living things -- _yet themselves sterile, incapable of motherhood_."
  • "And the true story of motherhood is that it is hard, very hard, sometimes almost too hard."
  • "Luckily for me, so much of your writing about motherhood is simply writing about womanhood, personhood, through your experience of them as a mother."