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In our house, Mother's Day is every day. Father's Day, too. In our house, parents count. They do important work and that work matters. One day just doesn't cut for us.
Margaret Heffernan

Meaning of "Mother's Day" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MOTHER'S DAY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOTHER'S DAY

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Mother's Day is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MOTHER'S DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring one's own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day and Siblings Day. The celebration of Mother's Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. Despite this, in some countries Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.

Definition of Mother's Day in the English dictionary

The definition of Mother's Day in the dictionary is the second Sunday in May, observed as a day in honour of mothers. Other definition of Mother's Day is Also called: Mothering Sunday the fourth Sunday in Lent, when mothers traditionally receive presents from their children.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOTHER'S DAY

Mothering Sunday

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOTHER'S DAY

Christmas Day
Columbus Day
Father´s Day
Guy Fawkes Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Lammas Day
Last Day
Lord´s Day
May Day
Memorial Day
Midsummer´s Day
New Year´s Day
Orangeman´s Day
Saint Patrick´s Day
Saint Swithin´s Day
Saint Valentine´s Day
Thanksgiving Day
the Lord´s Day
Veterans Day

Synonyms and antonyms of Mother's Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Mother's Day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOTHER'S DAY

Find out the translation of Mother's Day to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Mother's Day from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Mother's Day» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

母亲节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Día de la Madre
570 millions of speakers

English

Mother´s Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मदर्स डे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عيد الأم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

День матери
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Dia das Mães
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মা দিবস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Fête des Mères
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hari Ibu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Muttertag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

母の日
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어머니의 날
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dina Ibu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Ngày của Mẹ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அன்னையர் தினம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मातृ दिन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Anneler Günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Festa della mamma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dzień Matki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

День матері
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ziua Mamei
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ημέρα της Μητέρας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Mother´s Day
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Mors dag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Morsdag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Mother's Day

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOTHER'S DAY»

The term «Mother's Day» is very widely used and occupies the 13.828 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOTHER'S DAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Mother's Day

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5 QUOTES WITH «MOTHER'S DAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Mother's Day.
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck
The best Mother's Day gift I ever got was just a full day with the kids where they did their mommy pampering. They cut cucumbers and put them on my eyes and my daughter gave me a facial. I'm not even sure what was in it!
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Margaret Heffernan
In our house, Mother's Day is every day. Father's Day, too. In our house, parents count. They do important work and that work matters. One day just doesn't cut for us.
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Randeep Hooda
Be it Valentine's Day, Father's Day or Mother's Day, I feel all days are reminders of some feelings. February 14 doesn't hold any special relevance for me.
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Liya Kebede
What I love most about Mother's Day is that I am acknowledged and honored for being a mother.
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Dylan Lauren
I love all the gift guides that the magazines put out, whether it's 'InStyle' doing Mother's Day gifts or color guides, or the 'O' magazine Christmas guide.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOTHER'S DAY»

Discover the use of Mother's Day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Mother's Day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Under the Wide and Starry Sky
In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson's charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair-marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness that spans decades as they travel the world for the sake of his health following their art and dreams ...
Nancy Horan, 2014
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Mother's Day
Madoff's class share how they will celebrate Mother's Day with their families, in the latest book from the mother-daughter team which includes instructions for making a flower for mom from a button, paper, and a pipe cleaner.
Anne Rockwell, 2004
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Mother's Day
A chilling study of a murderous matriarch presents Terry Knorr Groves's account of the brutal torture and murders of her two older sisters at the hands of their mother and brothers in the summers of 1984 and 1985 and describes her desperate ...
Dennis McDougal, 1995
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The Mother's Day Mice
Three little mouse brothers go into the meadow to find a present for their mother but it is the littlest mouse that comes up with the most unusual gift of all.
Eve Bunting, 1988
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The Night Before Mother's Day
In The Night Before Mother’s Day, MacLeod and Horacek share the innermost thoughts rattling around in mom’s head as she lies in bed the night before.
Doug MacLeod, 2012
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Mother's Day
Matthew is upset because he has forgotten to make Mum a card for Mother's Day. He rushes to get it ready so he can give it to her at breakfast time.
Beverley Randell, Beverley Randell, Naomi C Lewis, Sith, 2000
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Celebrating Mother's Day: Mom's Memory Box
Explains the meaning behind Mother's Day and lists objects symbolizing a mother's love.
Sandi Hill, Joel Kupperstein, 1999
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Mother's Day Is Over
Uses hundreds of interviews and case histories to examine the realities of motherhood today revealing the darker feelings that accompany this endlessly demanding job
Shirley L. Radl, 1987
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No Time for Mother's Day
Although it takes her some time, Charity thinks of the perfect Mother's Day gift for her busy mother.
Laurie Halse Anderson, 2001
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Mother's Day
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Susan Tracey Rice, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOTHER'S DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Mother's Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston & Kate Hudson Romantic Comedy …
Open Road Films has picked up U.S. rights to Garry Marshall's Mother's Day, the latest in the director's holiday movie series which includes ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
2
The Botched Block Trade That Spoiled Mother's Day for Bankers
A rare Sunday e-mail from Blackstone Group LP invited banks to submit pitches to underwrite 90 million shares in hotel-chain Hilton Worldwide ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
3
President's warning on radicalism of youth
Johnathan was in the town with his babysitter to buy a card for Mother's Day, the next day. Tim, an Everton fan, had been shopping for football ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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New numbers show 1 in 4 Florida children live in poverty
On Mother's Day, Wyatt got into a bad car accident and lost her car, broke her arm and stopped working as a house cleaner. She's open to talk ... «First Coast News, Jul 15»
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See Prince's Peaceful, Powerful 'Baltimore' Lyric Video
The singer performed the song for the first time at his "Rally 4 Peace," held in Baltimore less than a month after Gray's death on Mother's Day. «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
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At emotional sentencing, 18-year prison term for Basil in death at …
William C. Sager Jr. didn't even want to go out with his buddies on the night before Mother's Day in 2014, but he didn't want to disappoint a ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
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Wolverine Worldwide to drop another shoe brand, close more stores
Famous BASE jumper Matthias Giraud's scheduled leap off the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel on Mother's Day was postponed because of bad ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
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Maddy the Mighty
Around the time that 8-year-old Maddy Grayless was making a Mother's Day card, she decided to make one for her dad. “That was the kind of ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
9
Volcker Rule Might Make Losing Money Illegal
... say that it looks like gratuitous cruelty for Blackstone to send its banks a multi-billion-dollar competitive bid for a block trade on Mother's Day. «Bloomberg View, Jul 15»
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Ashton Kutcher's designer on the actor's remodel surprise
And the ensuing month-long project to overhaul the basement in Kutcher's childhood home as a Mother's Day surprise opened Thomas up to a ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mother's Day [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mothers-day>. Sep 2020 ».
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