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father - Dictionary definition and meaning for word father

Definition
(noun) a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
Synonyms : begetter , male parent
Example Sentence
  • his father was born in Atlanta

Definition
(noun) the founder of a family
Synonyms : forefather , sire
Example Sentence
  • keep the faith of our forefathers

Definition
(noun) `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
Synonyms : padre

Definition
(noun) (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
Definition
(noun) a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization
Example Sentence
  • the tennis fathers ruled in her favor
  • the city fathers endorsed the proposal

Definition
(noun) God when considered as the first person in the Trinity
Synonyms : father-god , fatherhood
Example Sentence
  • hear our prayers, Heavenly Father

Definition
(noun) a person who founds or establishes some institution
Example Sentence
  • George Washington is the father of his country

Definition
(noun) the head of an organized crime family
Synonyms : don

Definition
(verb) make children
Synonyms : beget , bring forth , engender , generate , get , mother , sire
Example Sentence
  • Abraham begot Isaac
  • Men often father children but don't recognize them

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