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father

fa·ther

father

 
 
pronunciation:
fa thr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a male parent.
 
synonyms:
dad, daddy, père, pa, papa, parent, paterfamilias, pop
similar words:
padre, patriarch
definition 2: a male ancestor; forefather.
synonyms:
forefather
similar words:
ancestor, forebear, forerunner, parent, patriarch, precursor, predecessor, progenitor
definition 3: one who cares for others as if he were their male parent.
synonyms:
parent, patriarch, patron, provider
similar words:
elder, guardian, protector
definition 4: (sometimes cap.) one who founds, originates, or establishes something.
George Washington is often called the Father of our country.The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is often given the title "father of modern medicine."
synonyms:
founding father
similar words:
author, creator, founder, maker, originator
definition 5: a priest.
synonyms:
priest
similar words:
abbé, clergyman, curé, padre, parson, pastor
definition 6: a leading male citizen of a city or town.
similar words:
leader, pillar
definition 7: (cap.) in Christian theology, God.
synonyms:
First Cause, Maker, the Creator
similar words:
everlasting, God, Jehovah, lord, Lord of hosts
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fathered, fathering, fathers
definition 1: to generate (a child); beget.
synonyms:
beget, generate, sire
similar words:
engender, procreate, propagate
definition 2: to create or found; establish.
similar words:
create, establish, found
definition 3: to assume the role of a male parent for.
synonyms:
nurture, parent
similar words:
guard, protect, provide, raise, rear, shelter
derivation: fatherlike (adj.)
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