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  Definition of Father
  1. God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"
  2. (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the be
  3. the head of an organized crime family
  4. a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"
  5. `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
  6. a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization; "the tennis fathers ruled in her favor"; "the city fathers endorsed the proposal"
  7. the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"
  8. a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"
  9. make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don''t recognize them"
Similar Words: Father-God, Fatherhood, Church Father, Father of the Church, don, father, male parent, begetter, Padre, forefather, sire, founder, beginner, founding father, beget, get, engender, mother, generate, bring forth

 

Hyponyms: Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose, Athanasius, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Athanasius the Great, Augustine, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Augustine of Hippo, Basil, St. Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, St. Basil the Great, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen, Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, Hieronymus, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom, dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pater, pop, father-in-law, old man, patriarch, cofounder, colonizer, coloniser, foundress

 

Derivational Morphology: beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth, begin, lead off, start, commence, establish, set up, found, launch, plant, constitute, institute, generation, genesis, multiplication, propagation, forefather, female parent, male parent, begetter

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: (formal) vader   Albanian: atë and baba  
Armenian: հայր   Basque: aita  
Belarusian: айцец and бацька   Bosnian: otac  
Breton: tad   Bulgarian: баща  
Catalan: pare   Chinese: and 神父  
Croatian: otac   Danish: far  
Dutch: eerwaarde and vader   Esperanto: patro  
Estonian: isa   Finnish: isä  
French: père   Georgian: მამა  
German: Vater   Greek: πατέρας  
Hebrew: אב   Hindi: पिता  
Hungarian: apa and atya   Icelandic: faðir  
Ido: patro   Indonesian: ayah  
Interlingua: patre   Irish: athair  
Italian: padre   Japanese: お父さん and 神父  
Korean: 아버지   Latin: pater  
Lithuanian: tėvas   Macedonian: татко  
Malay: ayah   Malayalam: അച്ഛന്‍  
Maltese: dun and missier   Norwegian: far  
Novial: patro   Persian: sc=fa-Arab  
Polish: ojciec   Portuguese: padre and pai  
Romanian: tată   Russian: отец and святой  
Slovak: otec   Slovene: oče  
Spanish: padre   Swedish: fader  
Tagalog: ama   Tamil: அப்பா  
Telugu: నాన్న   Turkish: ata  
Ukrainian: батько and отець   Vietnamese: ba  
Welsh: tad  
 
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