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Meaning of "mothers-in-law" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MOTHERS-IN-LAW

mothers-in-law  [ˈmʌðəzɪnˌlɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOTHERS-IN-LAW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mothers-In-Law 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MOTHERS-IN-LAW


bandalore
ˈbændəˌlɔː
booklore
ˈbʊkˌlɔː
bylaw
ˈbaɪˌlɔː
Danelagh
ˈdeɪnˌlɔː
Danelaw
ˈdeɪnˌlɔː
folklore
ˈfəʊkˌlɔː
outlaw
ˈaʊtˌlɔː
roquelaure
ˈrɒkəˌlɔː
similor
ˈsɪmɪˌlɔː
Whitelaw
ˈwaɪtˌlɔː
woodlore
ˈwʊdˌlɔː
wordlore
ˈwɜːdˌlɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOTHERS-IN-LAW

mother´s help
motherboard
mothercraft
motherese
motherfucker
motherfucking
motherhood
motherhouse
mothering
Mothering Sunday
motherland
motherless
motherlessness
motherliness
motherly
mothers superior
mothers-to-be
Motherwell
motherwort
mothery

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOTHERS-IN-LAW

attorney-at-law
attorneys-at-law
barrister-at-law
brother-in-law
brothers-in-law
bye-law
counselor-at-law
daughter-in-law
daughters-in-law
father-in-law
fathers-in-law
heir-at-law
heirs-at-law
in-law
mother-in-law
pre-law
sister-in-law
sisters-in-law
son-in-law
sons-in-law

Synonyms and antonyms of mothers-in-law in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mothers-in-law» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOTHERS-IN-LAW

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

Translator English - Chinese

母亲岳母
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

madres-en - ley
570 millions of speakers

English

mothers-in-law
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

माताओं जी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأمهات في القانون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

матери в законе
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mães-de -lei
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মায়েদের-ইন-আইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

belles-mères loi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ibu mertua
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mütter -in-law
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

母親の義理
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시어머니
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ibu mertua
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bà mẹ chồng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாய்மார்கள் அண்ணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सासरे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anneler-in-law
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

madri - in -law
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

matki -in -law
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

матері в законі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mame -in- lege
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μητέρες - σε-δικαίου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moeders -in-wet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mödrar svär
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mødre svigerforeldre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mothers-in-law

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOTHERS-IN-LAW»

The term «mothers-in-law» is very widely used and occupies the 23.095 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOTHERS-IN-LAW» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mothers-in-law» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mothers-in-law» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mothers-in-law

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOTHERS-IN-LAW»

Discover the use of mothers-in-law in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mothers-in-law and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Mothers-in-law and Daughters-in-law: Understanding the ...
This title is based on extensive interviews with 53 daughters-in-law and a subset of their mothers-in-law, and examines the range of in-law relationships.
Deborah M. Merrill, 2007
2
Mothers-In-Law Do Everything Wrong (MILDEW)
From the all-too-revealing quiz to the laugh-out-loud stories to the Hey, that really might work strategies, this book gives new meaning to the word MILDEW. MILDEW gave me a Thigh Master for Christmas one year.
Bluper, Liz, 2009
3
Mothers-in-Law Vs. Daughters-in-Law: Let There Be Peace
Comments ranged from "I'm glad she doesn't visit" to "I wish she were dead." It's safe to say this is one of the more complicated human relationships!
Elisabeth Graham, 2010
4
The Twelve Sacred Traditions of Magnificent Mothers-in-Law
"New York Times bestselling author Haywood Smith (The Red Hat Club, Wedding Belles) and her pals have lots of personal experience in the joys, sorrows, pitfalls and flat-out hysteria of Mother-in-Lawness.
Haywood Smith, 2009
5
Mothers-In-Law and Daughters-In-Law: Love, Hate, Rivalry and ...
Women whose mother/daughter-in-law status is fast approaching, newly acquired, or well established will benefit from this book, as will the son/husband stuck in the middle.
Susan Shapiro Barash, 2001
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The Complete Book of Mothers-in-Law: A Celebration
Luisa Dillner looks beyond the stereotype of the mother-in-law and finds they come in many different varieties, from loveable and loyal to lonely, ferocious and scheming.
Luisa Dillner, 2008
7
Between mothers-in-law & daughters-in-law: achieving a ...
Based on insights gained from personal interviews, letters, and an extensive questionnaire, this guide provides practical, supportive advice on making the most of this problematic relationship
Helene S. Arnstein, 1985
8
Mothers-in-Law: A Celebration
Mothers-in-law are traditionally the butt of jokes, declared to be nasty, possessive and interfering – but are they really as bad as this reputation suggests?
Luisa Dillner, 2010
9
Life As a Mother-in-Law: Roles, Challenges, Solutions
Life as a mother-in-law is rarely easy...and until now, it was hard to find an instruction book!
Olivia Slaughter, Jean Kubelun, 2008
10
Friendly Relations?: Mothers and Their Daughters-in-law
The book explores how these relationships are supported and maintained within the context of private and public Notions Family Life.
Pamela Cotterill, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOTHERS-IN-LAW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mothers-in-law is used in the context of the following news items.
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Freespace - The poison they spew
What about situations when mothers-in-law know that their daughters-in-law are being abused by their sons and quietly encourage it? «The Sun Daily, Jul 15»
2
Hearing voices: Auditory hallucinations vary across cultures
More than half of the Indians heard voices of kin, such as parents, mothers-in-law, sisters-in-law or sisters. Nine of the Indians viewed their ... «Paradise Post, Jul 15»
3
KASIA McCLURE: Annual pilgrimage to the Motherland
We all, to a tee, have an army of mothers (or mothers-in-law) who regardless of where they live, their age or their digital expertise, know exactly ... «Torquay Herald Express, Jul 15»
4
Cuba – architecture of an island
In particular, he blames mothers-in-law. He was on his second marriage. 13. Santiago de Cuba Cubans all talk of the “special period” when the ... «New Zealand Doctor Online, Jul 15»
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Explore the journey of a loving couple as they meet the challenges of living in a household dominated by seven mothers-in-law. «Times of India, Jul 15»
6
Upper West Region implements project for expectant mothers
“This includes reaching out not just to individual women, but key decision makers such as husbands and mothers-in-law, and influential people ... «Graphic Online, Jul 15»
7
Ginnie Graham: Social media provides parents a virtual shoulder to …
When women had babies, they turned to their mothers, mothers-in-law, cousins, sisters, aunts and friends. “They were my support system,” she ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
8
Why The Hotness Rating Scale Needs To Go Away (/Die A Painful …
Unless of course, the person judging you hates architecture in all its eras, dislikes mothers-in-law and can't bear people who play pop music ... «Marie Claire.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
LBI Author Susan Shapiro Barash Releases Debut Novel, Between …
... creative light: mothers-in-law, daughters-in-law, unhappy marriages, unhappy wives, happy marriages, mother and daughter relationships, ... «The SandPaper, Jul 15»
10
Indira, Nepal: 'I hope nobody has to go through the pain I went through'
However, for other women their mothers-in-law take over every aspect of their lives from their everyday expenses to controlling how many ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mothers-In-Law [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mothers-in-law>. Nov 2019 ».
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