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Noun
A man in relation to his child or children
“How like your father you are.”
Noun
Priest
“The Father joined the other priests.”
Noun
An important male figure in the origin and early history of something
“Teller was known as the father of the H-bomb for his work on developing hydrogen bombs.”
Noun
A person who founds a line or family
“Let me be free to follow the religion of my fathers.”
Noun
The oldest member or doyen of a society or other body
“The city fathers.”
Noun
The being worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe
“Our heavenly Father.”
Verb
Be the father of
“He fathered an out-of-wedlock child and served 11 months in prison for tax fraud.”
Verb
Be the source or originator of
“He fathered a vigorous local school characterised by inquiry, independence, and a deep commitment to philosophy as a way of life.”
Verb
Advise, comfort
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