An example of a father is a man with a son.
An example of father is when you and your wife conceive a baby.
He has died and now sleeps with his fathers.
An example of father is a catholic priest.
Come, father; you can sit here.
Father a political movement.
My brother was a father to me after my parents got divorced.
The child is father to the man.
Father Thomas was a good priest.
The Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
I will only do what Father asks.
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”).