Father meaning

fäthər
Father is defined as a man who has impregnated a woman and had a child.

An example of a father is a man with a son.

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(person, proper, epithet) God, or God as the first person in the Trinity.
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A forefather; ancestor.
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To act or serve as a father.
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To attribute the paternity, creation, or origin of.
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To father means to impregnate a woman.

An example of father is when you and your wife conceive a baby.

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A male ancestor.

He has died and now sleeps with his fathers.

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To bring into being; found, originate, or invent.
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To adopt as one's own.
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A man who has begotten a child; esp., a man as he is related to his child or children.
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To act or serve as a father to a child.
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A senator of ancient Rome.
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The definition of a father is defined as a priest in some religions, such as the Catholic church.

An example of father is a catholic priest.

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A person regarded as a male parent; protector.
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To look after or care for as a father does.
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To act as a father; to support and nurture.
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To provide the sperm that unites with an egg to produce an embryo, fetus, or child.
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An originator, founder, or inventor.
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A term of respectful address for an elderly man.

Come, father; you can sit here.

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A term of respectful address for a priest.
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(Christianity) God, the father of Creation.
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Any man deserving of respect or reverence because of age, position, etc.
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To create, found, or originate.

Father a political movement.

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The male parent of a plant or animal.
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Any of the leaders of a city, assembly, etc.
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A Christian priest.
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To be the father of; beget.
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To take the responsibility for.
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A male parent of an animal.
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A male ancestor.
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A (generally human) male who begets a child.

My father was a strong influence on me.

My friend Tony just became a father.

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A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor.
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A person who plays the role of a father in some way.

My brother was a father to me after my parents got divorced.

The child is father to the man.

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The founder of a discipline or science.

Albert Einstein is the father of modern physics.

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A senator of Ancient Rome.
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(figuratively) To give rise to.
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To provide with a father.
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A title given to priests.

Father Thomas was a good priest.

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One of the chief ecclesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ.

The Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.

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One's father.

I will only do what Father asks.

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(Wicca) One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca, representing a man, younger than the elderly Sage and older than the boyish Master.
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A male parent of an animal.
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Any of the early Christian religious writers considered reliable authorities on the doctrines and teachings of the Church.
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To be a father to; to sire.
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Origin of father

  • Middle English fader from Old English fæder pəter- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English fader, from Old English fæder, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr (compare West Frisian faar, North Frisian faaðer, Low German Fader, Dutch vader, German Vater, Danish fader), from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (compare Irish athair, Tocharian A pācar, B pācer, Persian پدر (pedar), Lithuanian patinas 'male animal'), akin to Latin pater, akin to Ancient Greek πατήρ (patēr), akin to Armenian հայր (hayr), akin to Sankskrit पितृ (pitṛ, “father”).

    From Wiktionary