Synonyms for father

Synonyms for (noun) father

Synonyms: Father, Father-God, Fatherhood

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

Usage: hear our prayers, Heavenly Father

Similar words: hypostasis, hypostasis of Christ

Definition: any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer

Definition: someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology

Synonyms: don, father

Definition: the head of an organized crime family

Similar words: head, chief, top dog

Definition: a person who is in charge

Usage: the head of the whole operation

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: parent

Definition: a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: form of address, title, title of respect

Definition: an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'

Usage: the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title

Similar words: priest

Definition: a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: leader

Definition: a person who rules or guides or inspires others

Synonyms: sire, forefather, father

Definition: the founder of a family

Usage: keep the faith of our forefathers

Similar words: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root

Definition: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

Synonyms: founder, founding father, father, beginner

Definition: a person who founds or establishes some institution

Usage: George Washington is the father of his country

Similar words: originator, conceiver, mastermind

Definition: someone who creates new things

Synonyms for (verb) father

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

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