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Noun
A man in relation to his child or children
“How like your father you are.”
Noun
The origin or ancestors of something, especially a family line
“We do not have to be guided by the ways of our fathers. We have left the paths of our fathers. It is time to learn new ways, new paths, new traditions, which we will hand down to our children.”
Noun
The creator or originator of something (that is noteworthy)
“Edison is regularly hailed as the father of the light bulb.”
Noun
An elder, sometimes oldest, member or doyen of a society or other body
“His strength and political courage have led many to regard him as a founding father.”
Noun
A religious figure, especially a priest, or the title used to address one
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“Anthony, controlled by Lawrence's deed, informs this quagmire to the Father at the church the next day.”
Noun
A deity or supreme being
“My Heavenly Father touched the sky. Rain fell and watered the earth. Rivers and lakes it did create.”
Noun
A place, person, or thing from which something originates
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A prototype or archetype
Noun
An adult male person
Noun
A male relative
Noun
A person who defends, guards, or cares for someone or something
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Birth mother or father
Noun
Householder
Verb
To be the father of through procreation
“His son William joined the family business, married Caroline Schermerhorn, and would father several children.”
Verb
To nurture or look after in a fatherly or paternal way
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“The psychiatrist, with all his training, was sadly not able to utilize his vast knowledge of human behavior to father his own son properly.”
Verb
To create, or to be the source or originator of (something)
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“The inventor naturally must have the intelligence to father his invention, or in rare cases, to recognize the invention he has hit upon accidentally.”
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