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

Similar word(s): gestation, pregnancy

Definition categories: state

2. the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother

Similar word(s): motherhood

Definition categories: link, kinship, relationship

3. the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother

Similar word(s): maternalism, motherliness

Definition categories: attribute