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Verb
/ˈfäT͟Hər/,
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fathers, plural;
  1. Be the father of
    • - he fathered three children
  2. Treat with the protective care usually associated with a father
    • - the two males share the fathering of the cubs
  3. Be the source or originator of
    • - a culture which has fathered half the popular music in the world
  4. Make a woman pregnant
    • - he fathered a child on a one-night stand
  5. Assign the paternity of a child or responsibility for a book, idea, or action to
    • - a collection of Irish stories was fathered on him
  6. Appear as or admit that one is the father or originator of
    • - a singular letter from a lady, requesting I would father a novel of hers
Noun
  1. A man in relation to his natural child or children

  2. A man who has continuous care of a child, esp. by adoption; an adoptive father, stepfather, or foster father

  3. A father-in-law

  4. A male animal in relation to its offspring

  5. An ancestor

  6. An important figure in the origin and early history of something
    • - Dorsey should be remembered as the father of gospel music
  7. A man who gives care and protection to someone or something
    • - the prince is widely regarded as the father of the nation
  8. The oldest or most respected member of a society or other body

  9. (in Christian belief) The first person of the Trinity; God

  10. Used in proper names, esp. when personifying time or a river, to suggest an old and venerable character
    • - Father Thames
  11. (often as a title or form of address) A priest
    • - pray for me, Father
  12. Early Christian theologians (in particular of the first five centuries) whose writings are regarded as especially authoritative


  1. a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"
  2. beget: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
  3. forefather: the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"
  4. `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
  5. a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization; "the tennis fathers ruled in her favor"; "the city fathers endorsed the proposal"
  6. God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"
  7. A father is defined as a male parent of any type of offspring. The adjective "paternal" refers to father, parallel to "maternal" for mother.
  8. Father is a 1990 film about a retired German immigrant living in Australia, Joe Muller (Max von Sydow), who is accused of being a former Nazi who committed war crimes in the Second World War by a strange woman called Iya Zetnick (Julia Blake). ...
  9. Father is a 2000 Chinese film directed by the writer Wang Shuo. To date, it is Wang's first and only directorial effort. The film is based on Wang's own novel, Wo Shi Ni Baba (English: I Am Your Father). ...
  10. Father is an alternative rock band from Rijeka, Croatia. The band was assembled in March 2000 under the name Easyman, later changing their name to Father. They released their debut album Inspirita on Dallas Records in October 2005 to critical and commercial acclaim. ...
  11. The Gift is the second solo album by Bizzy Bone, released March 20, 2001. The only single was "Father." "Fried Day" was featured on the Next Friday soundtrack. The Gift Charted Billboard 200 at NO.44 and on rap independent albums at NO. ...
  12. The Japanese animation television series Death Note, is based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. ...
  13. God, the father of Creation; A title given to priests; One's father
  14. A male who sires (and often raises) a child; A term of address for an elderly man; A person who plays the role of a father in some way; The founder of a discipline or science; To be a father to; to sire; To give rise to; To act as a father; to support and nurture
  15. (fathers) An alternative term for “patristic writers.”
  16. (The Fathers) a group of post-Biblical Christian writers of the early centuries of the Church (second through seventh) whose writings are regarded by the Church as authoritative statements of faith and theology. E.g. Sts Augustine, Jerome, Ambrose, Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, Pope Gregory the Great.
  17. A banker provided by nature.
  18. Slang term for shipboard TACAN station. There is a Father on most Mothers.
  19. To dream of your father, signifies that you are about to be involved in a difficulty, and you will need wise counsel if you extricate yourself therefrom. If he is dead, it denotes that your business is pulling heavily, and you will have to use caution in conducting it. ...
  20. A name applied (1.) to any ancestor (Deu 1:11; Kg1 15:11; Mat 3:9; Mat 23:30, etc.); and (2.) as a title of respect to a chief, ruler, or elder, etc. (Jdg 17:10; Jdg 18:19; Sa1 10:12; Kg2 2:12; Mat 23:9, etc.). (3.) The author or beginner of anything is also so called; e.g. ...
  21. Antiquated term for the leader of a Mafia family. See "Boss."
  22. In Roman Catholicism, in Orthodoxy, and to some degree in Anglicanism, people often address priests as father. In general usage, if John Smith is a priest, he is called Father John, but if he is an Anglican priest, he might be called Father Smith. ...
  23. With a 5-hand, tap your thumb to the outside of your forehead.
  24. padre; engendrar; inventar; producir; adoptar como suyo; atribuir; achacar
  25. n.  1. a man who has engendered a child   2. the male parent  - vt.  1. to be the father of; beget  2. to care for as a father does; protect; rear, etc.