Father

Noun

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

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

  • A senator of Ancient Rome.
  • A (generally human) male who begets a child.

    "My friend Tony just became a father."

  • A term of respectful address for a priest.
  • The founder of a discipline or science.

    "Albert Einstein is the father of modern physics."

  • A (generally human) male who begets a child.

    "My father was a strong influence on me."

  • A term of respectful address for an elderly man.

    "Come, father; you can sit here."

  • A person who plays the role of a father in some way.

    "The child is father to the man."

Verb

  • To provide with a father.
  • To act as a father; to support and nurture.
  • (figuratively) To give rise to.
  • To adopt as one's own.
  • To be a father to; to sire.

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