The definition of a father is defined as a priest in some religions, such as the Catholic church.(noun)
An example of father is a catholic priest.
Father is defined as a man who has impregnated a woman and had a child.(noun)
An example of a father is a man with a son.
To father means to impregnate a woman.(verb)
An example of father is when you and your wife conceive a baby.
See father in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME fader < OE fæder, akin to ON fathir, OHG fater, Goth fadar < IE *pətḗr > L pater, Gr patēr, Sans pitár: ult. origin prob. echoic of baby talk, as in papa, Hindi bābū
See father in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English fader
Origin: , from Old English fǽder; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.
See father in Ologies
the hatred of one’s father. —misopaterist, n.
1. a community in which the father or oldest male is the supreme authority in the family, clan, or tribe, and descent is traced through the male line.
2. government by males, with one as supreme. —patriarchist, n. —patri-archic, patriarchical, adj.
tending to move toward or centering upon the father. See also matricentric.
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