Definitions for father

Definitions for (noun) father

Main entry: Father, Father-God, Fatherhood

Definition: God when considered as the first person in the Trinity

Usage: hear our prayers, Heavenly Father

Main entry: Church Father, Father, Father of the Church

Definition: (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 best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom

Main entry: don, father

Definition: the head of an organized crime family

Main entry: father, male parent, begetter

Definition: a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

Usage: his father was born in Atlanta

Main entry: Padre, Father

Definition: `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

Main entry: father

Definition: a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization

Usage: the tennis fathers ruled in her favor; the city fathers endorsed the proposal

Main entry: sire, forefather, father

Definition: the founder of a family

Usage: keep the faith of our forefathers

Main entry: founder, founding father, father, beginner

Definition: a person who founds or establishes some institution

Usage: George Washington is the father of his country

Definitions for (verb) father

Main entry: mother, generate, father, engender, sire, get, bring forth, beget

Definition: make children

Usage: Abraham begot Isaac; Men often father children but don't recognize them

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