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Noun
A man in relation to his child or children
“How like your father you are.”
Noun
(often as a title or form of address) A priest
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“The Father joined the other priests.”
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An important male figure in the origin and early history of something
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“Teller was known as the father of the H-bomb for his work on developing hydrogen bombs.”
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A person who founds a line or family
“Let me be free to follow the religion of my fathers.”
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The oldest member or doyen of a society or other body
“The city fathers.”
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A deity or supreme being
“Our heavenly Father.”
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A person's father or mother
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A place, person, or thing from which something originates
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A prototype or archetype
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A male relative
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One who cares for another
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Birth mother or father
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Householder
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An adult human male
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Be the father of
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“He fathered an out-of-wedlock child and served 11 months in prison for tax fraud.”
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Be the source or originator of
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“He fathered a vigorous local school characterised by inquiry, independence, and a deep commitment to philosophy as a way of life.”
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Advise, comfort
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Take special care of, especially to promote development or well-being
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