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father

fa·ther

father

 
pronunciation:
fa thr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a male parent.
 
synonyms:
dad, daddy, papa, parent, pop
similar words:
patriarch
definition 2: a person who founds, begins, or invents something.
Who is the father of modern medicine?
similar words:
author, creator, maker, originator
definition 3: a priest.
synonyms:
priest
similar words:
clergyman, parson, pastor
derivation: fatherlike (adj.)
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