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Word meaning father

n. One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
n. A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; -- in the plural, fathers, ancestors.
n. One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
n. A respectful mode of address to an old man.
n. A senator of ancient Rome.
n. A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor (called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
n. One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; -- often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
n. One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.
n. The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
v. t. To make one's self the father of; to beget.
v. t. To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for (a statement, policy, etc.).
v. t. To provide with a father.

Crossword clues for father

- Parent
- Patriarch


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