parent /ˈperənt/ noun
plural parents
plural parents
Learner's definition of PARENT
: a person who is a father or mother : a person who has a child
compare grandparent, stepparent
: an animal or plant that produces a young animal or plant
: something out of which another thing has developed usually used before another noun
: a company or organization that owns and controls a smaller company or organization
often used before another noun

— parental

/pəˈrɛntl̟/ adjective, always used before a noun