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Definitions of father

  1. To make one's self the father of; to beget. Webster Dictionary DB
  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.). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To provide with a father. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To adopt as a son or daughter; to assume authorship of or accept responsibility for; as, to father a bill in Congress: Father, the Creator; God. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To adopt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To charge the responsibility for; with on or upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To adopt; to profess to be the author of; to ascribe or charge to one as his offspring or production. Adoptive father, he who adopts the children of another and acknowledges them as his own. Putative father, the supposed father. Fathers of the Church, the ecclesiastical writers of the first centuries. Conscript fathers, the senators of Rome. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To ascribe or charge to one as his offspring or production; to adopt anything as one's own. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. an early writer accepted as an authority on the teachings and practices of the Christian church Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially Roman or Orthodox Catholic); `Padre' is frequently used in the military Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. `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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A respectful mode of address to an old man. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A senator of ancient Rome. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A male perent or ancestor; one who stands in the relation of a father; an originator or founder; the official title of a dignitary, priest, or confessor of the Roman Catholic Church; the senior member of any class, profession, or body; a religious writer of the Early Christian Church. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. A male parent; an ancestor or forether; a contiriver or originator; a title of respect; an ecclesiastical writer of the early centuries; the first Person of the Trinity; the eldest member of any profession, or of any body; as, father of the bar, the oldest barrister; father of the church, the clergyman who has longest held office; father of the House of Representatives, the mebmer who has been longest in the HOUSE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. A male parent; ancestor; originator; early writer of the Church; first Person of the Trinity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. The male parent of a child. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Any male ancestor; forefather; patriarch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A venerable man; priest; clergyman; ancient church writer; author; founder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. The Deity; God; the first person in the Trinity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A male parent; a forefather; an appellation of respect to an old man; one who exercises paternal care over another; a contriver or originator; the first person in the Trinity; the title given to dignitaries of the Church, superiors of convents, and to Roman Catholic confessors; the senior member of a profession. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. A male parent; the first ancestor; a common title, applied to a protector, deliverer, or supporter; God the Creator; a name given to Rom. Cath. priests. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for father

  1. Dear father do not you see how it is? – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  2. " You will miss father said the girl. – Short Cruises by W.W. Jacobs
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