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Father meaning

father - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. the head of an organized crime family
  2. 2. ` 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
  3. 3. One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
  4. 4. One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
  5. 5. A respectful mode of address to an old man.
  6. 6. A senator of ancient Rome.
  7. 7. A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor ( called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
  8. 8. One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.
  9. 9. To make one's self the father of; to beget.
  10. 10. To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for ( a statement, policy, etc.).
  11. 11. To provide with a father.
  12. 12. A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; - in the plural, fathers, ancestors.
  13. 13. One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; - often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
  14. 14. A male parent; ancestor; originator; early writer of the Church; first Person of the Trinity.
  15. 15. To adopt.

father - examples of usage

  1. " Of course she will," replied her father.
  2. This warrant's on your father. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. I didn't want your father to tell me. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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