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Definition of the noun mother-in-law

What does mother-in-law mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mothers-in-law

  1. the mother of your spouse
    • examples: Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law are a tempest and hailstorm. | I'm getting along with my mother-in-law very well. | She bitterly regretted having said something that displeased her mother-in-law. | Mother-in-law jokes are funny because they're true. | Mary is Tom's mother-in-law. | I hate my mother-in-law. | My mother-in-law gives me the creeps. | He unintentionally revived his mother-in-law. | She probably can get along well with her mother-in-law. | I don't think she'll be happy living with her mother-in-law.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: in-law / relative-in-law = a relative by marriage; female parent / mother = a woman who has given birth to a child
    • instance: Naomi / Noemi = the mother-in-law of Ruth whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament

Alternative definition of the noun mother-in-law

noun

  1. One’s spouse’s mother.
  2. A mother-in-law apartment.
  3. [dated] A stepmother.

Specialised definition of the noun mother-in-law

Glossary of sports / bowling

usually the 7-pin, because it's often the pin that remains standing to spoil what looked like a good strike hit; sometimes synonymous with barmaid

Place

Mother-in-Law is an Island in Flathead Lake.

Characters

  1. Mother-in-law is a fictional character from the 2002 film Steal It If You Can.
  2. Mother-in-law a.k.a. Mother in Law is a fictional character from the film "Apocalypto".
  3. Mother-in-law is a fictional character from the 2008 film Sunny.
  4. Mother-in-law a.k.a. Mother in law is a fictional character from the 2003 film Raghu Romeo.
  5. Mother-in-law a.k.a. Mother in Law is a fictional character from the 2005 film Water.
  6. Mother-in-law is a fictional character from the 1998 film Mama Don't Cry.
  7. Mother-in-law is a fictional character from the 1947 film The Spring River Flows East.
  8. Mother-in-law a.k.a. Mother in law is a fictional character from the 2008 film Afterwards.
  9. Mother-in-law is a fictional character from the 2001 film Poisons or the World History of Poisoning.
  10. Mother-in-law is a fictional character from the 1973 film A Brief Vacation.
  11. Mother-in-law is a fictional character from On the Wrong Trek.
  12. Mother-in-law a.k.a. Mother in law is a fictional character from the 1931 film Jamai Shashthi.
  13. Mother-in-law is a fictional character from the 2008 film If You Were Me-Anima Vision 2.
  14. Mother-in-law is a fictional character from the 2006 film A Season of Madness.
  15. Mother-in-law a.k.a. Mother in Law is a fictional character from the 1946 film Bacall to Arms.
  16. Mother-in-Law is a fictional character from the 2007 film, Wild Hogs.
  17. Mother-in-Law is a fictional film character.

Music

"Mother-in-Law" is a 1961 song recorded by Ernie K-Doe. It song was a number-one hit in the U.S. on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. The song was written and produced by Allen Toussaint who also played the piano solo. It was issued by Minit Records. After several unsuccessful takes, Allen Toussaint balled the composition up and threw it away as he was leaving the room. One of the backup singers, Willie Hopper, thought that it was such a good song that he convinced Ernie K-Doe to calm down and give it one more try.

Food

The mother-in-law sandwich is a Chicago area fast food dish that features a Chicago-style corn-roll tamale nestled in a hot dog bun and smothered with chili. The mother-in-law is made with Chicago's unique style of tamale, a machine-extruded cornmeal roll, wrapped in paper, which is typically cooked in a hot-dog steamer.

Miscellanea

  1. Mother-in-law is a print ad.
  2. Mother-In-Law is a print ad.

Phrases with Mother-in-law

  1. mother-in-law plant
  2. Mother-in-Law Style
  3. mother-in-law's tongue
  4. Mother-in-Law Apartment
  5. mother-in-law's tongue
  6. Co-Mother-in-Law

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Google previewSouth Asian Novelists in English (2003)

An A-to-Z Guide by Jaina C. Sanga

Over time, the attitudes change and the two figures move closer, but until then, the mother-in-law is the symbol of everything about Tamil...

In that sense, the mother-in-law is an allegorical figure, a trope for the JEAN ARASANAYAGAM 17.

Google previewA Companion to Baugh and Cable's A History of the English Language (2013)

by Thomas Cable

The girl's mother-in-law is a old witch. wɪljɑm. wɪljɑm mɑdɑ ɪz ɑ uɔld wɪč. dɪ gjʌl mɑdɑ:nlɑ: ɪz ɑuɔld wɪč. So you going to find out what is going to happen now. suɔ, jugwɑɪŋ fɑɪn ɔʊt, wɑ dɛ gə hɑpm nɔʊ. English in Asia and ...

Google previewFeasts of Honor (1985)

Ritual and Change in the Toraja Highlands by Toby Alice Volkman

"Eeeeee," Dana' proclaimed to all the Luwunese, "the datu's mother-in-law is a pig!" Shamed and angered, the datu ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales [3 Volumes] (2007)

by Donald Haase, Donald Haase Ph.D.

The mother-in-law also appears as a cultural stereotype in many jokes, anecdotes, and personal narratives across many...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)

by Andrea O'Reilly

The mother-in-law, the mother of one's husband or wife, has historically been a controversial figure in society and culture. While the relationship between a mother-in-law and son-in-law can be filled with tension, it is the relationship between a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World (2001)

by Joyce E. Salisbury

Naomi Biblical Mother-in-Law (ca. 1100 B.C.) The Book of Ruth in the Bible shows readers one of the difficult aspects of life for ancient Hebrew women: Unless they were married, or otherwise in the care of a man who handled property, they ...

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I repaid to my daughter in law
What I had got from my mother in law,
To avenge my hatred on her.
She repaid to me later in equal terms
What then I did late to my mother in Law,
To revenge her hatred on me.
18.02.2002, Pakd (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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