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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
father (noun)
1.
a) a man who has begotten a child , also - sire
b) capitalized
(1) - god
(2) the first person of the Trinity
2.
- forefather
3.
a) one related to another in a way suggesting that of father to child
b) an old man - used as a respectful form of address
4.
often capitalized a pre-Scholastic Christian writer accepted by the church as an authoritative witness to its teaching and practice - called also church father
5.
a) one that originates or institutes - the father of modern science
b) - source the sun, the father of warmth and light Lena M. Whitney
c) - prototype
6.
a priest of the regular clergy , broadly - priest used especially as a title
7.
one of the leading men (as of a city) - usually used in plural
father (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) - beget
b) to be the founder, producer, or author of - fathered the improvement plan
c) to accept responsibility for
2.
a) to fix the paternity or origin of
b) to place responsibility for the origin or cause of - collected gossip and fathered it on responsible men J. A. Williamson
3.
intransitive verb
- foist impose to care for or look after someone as a father might
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
father (noun)
1.
a male human parent
SYNONIMS:
dad, daddy, old man, pa, papa ( poppa), pater, pop, sire
RELATED WORDS:
paterfamilias, patriarch; father figure, father image; stepfather
father (noun)
2.
a person who establishes a whole new field of endeavor
SYNONIMS:
author, begetter, creator, establisher, founder, founding father, generator, inaugurator, initiator, instituter ( institutor), originator, sire
RELATED WORDS:
cocreator, cofounder; conceiver, contriver, designer, deviser, formulator, innovator, introducer, inventor, spawner; builder, maker, producer; developer, pioneer, researcher, researchist; organizer, promoter; encourager, galvanizer, inspiration, inspirer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disciple, follower, pupil, student, supporter
father (noun)
3.
a person who is several generations earlier in an individual's line of descent
SYNONIMS:
father, forebear ( forbear), forebearer, forefather, grandfather, primogenitor, progenitor
RELATED WORDS:
antecessor, predecessor []; ancestress, foremother, grandmother, matriarch; grandsire [], patriarch, sire []; ancestry, antecedents, roots
NEAR ANTONYMS:
children, family, issue, lineage, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, stock; daughter, heir, inheritor, scion, son, successor
descendant ( descendent)
father (noun)
the being worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe
SYNONIMS:
Allah, Almighty, Author, Creator, Divinity, Eternal, Everlasting, Father, God, Godhead, Jehovah, Lord, Maker, Providence, Supreme Being, Yahweh ( Jahveh Yahveh)
father (verb)
to become the father of
SYNONIMS:
beget, get, sire
RELATED WORDS:
multiply, procreate, propagate, reproduce, spawn; bear, engender, gender, generate, produce
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