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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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