father

[Fa┬Ěther]

God when considered as the first person in the Trinity

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One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.

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God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"

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(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 be

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the head of an organized crime family

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a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"

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`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

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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"

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the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"

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a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"

Verb
make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don''t recognize them"


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One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.

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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.

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One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.

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A respectful mode of address to an old man.

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A senator of ancient Rome.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.

v. t.
To make one's self the father of; to beget.

v. t.
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.).

v. t.
To provide with a father.


Father

Fa"ther , n. [OE. fader, AS. f'91der; akin to OS. fadar, D. vader, OHG. fatar, G. vater, Icel. Fair Sw. & Dan. fader, OIr. athir, L. pater, Gr. , Skr. pitr, perh. fr. Skr. p'be protect. ,. Cf. Papa, Paternal, Patriot, Potential, Pablum.] 1. One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
A wise son maketh a glad father.
2. 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.
David slept with his fathers.
Abraham, who is the father of us all.
3. One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
I was a father to the poor.
He hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house.
4. A respectful mode of address to an old man.
And Joash the king og Israel came down unto him [Elisha], . . . and said, O my father, my father!
5. A senator of ancient Rome. 6. 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.
Bless you, good father friar !
7. 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. 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.
The father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
Might be the father, Harry, to that thought.
The father of good news.
9. The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
Our Father, which art in heaven.
Now had the almighty Father from above . . . Bent down his eye.
Adoptive father, one who adopts the child of another, treating it as his own. -- Apostolic father, Conscript fathers, etc. See under Apostolic, Conscript, etc. -- Father in God, a title given to bishops. -- Father of lies, the Devil. -- Father of the bar, the oldest practitioner at the bar. -- Fathers of the city, the aldermen. -- Father of the Faithful. (a) Abraham. Rom. iv. Gal. iii. 6-9. (b) Mohammed, or one of the sultans, his successors. -- Father of the house, the member of a legislative body who has had the longest continuous service. -- Most Reverend Father in God, a title given to archbishops and metropolitans, as to the archbishops of Canterbury and York. -- Natural father, the father of an illegitimate child. -- Putative father, one who is presumed to be the father of an illegitimate child; the supposed father. -- Spiritual father. (a) A religious teacher or guide, esp. one instrumental in leading a soul to God. (b) (R. C. Ch.) A priest who hears confession in the sacrament of penance. -- The Holy Father (R. C. Ch.), the pope.

Father

Fa"ther , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fathered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fathering.] 1. To make one's self the father of; to beget.
Cowards father cowards, and base things sire base.
2. 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.).
Men of wit Often fathered what he writ.
3. To provide with a father. [R.]
Think you I am no stronger than my sex, Being so fathered and so husbanded ?
To father on ∨ upon, to ascribe to, or charge upon, as one's offspring or work; to put or lay upon as being responsible. "Nothing can be so uncouth or extravagant, which may not be fathered on some fetch of wit, or some caprice of humor." Barrow.

Fatherhood

Fa"ther*hood , n. The state of being a father; the character or authority of a father; paternity.

One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.

To make one's self the father of; to beget.

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Usage Examples

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.

And my dad, you're a great actor but you're a better father.

A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!'

And I remember leaving my place in L.A. and - my father is a big fight fan - and I said, 'Dad, I got a couple of days off and I'm getting ready to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali.

A lot of what I'm obsessed with is the relationship and the dynamics between people and the family, particularly brothers and their father.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

After the break up of the municipality and the loss of his income my father lost health and spirits.

And I come here as a daughter, raised on the South Side of Chicago - by a father who was a blue-collar city worker and a mother who stayed at home with my brother and me.

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.

A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.

And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry.

A true king is neither husband nor father he considers his throne and nothing else.

A father is a person who's around, participating in a child's life. He's a teacher who helps to guide and shape and mold that young person, someone for that young person to talk to, to share with, their ups and their downs, their fears and their concerns.

All this technology has not changed the way NFL Films does business and our process. Yes, with one touch of a button now you reach millions of people but it is still the same approach that my father and I started out with.

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.

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