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People, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended
Plural for a man in relation to his child or children
“How like your father you are.”
Plural for the creator or originator of something (that is noteworthy)
“Edison is regularly hailed as the father of the light bulb.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a religious figure, especially a priest, or the title used to address one
“Anthony, controlled by Lawrence's deed, informs this quagmire to the Father at the church the next day.”
Plural for a deity or supreme being
“My Heavenly Father touched the sky. Rain fell and watered the earth. Rivers and lakes it did create.”
To be the father of through procreation
“His son William joined the family business, married Caroline Schermerhorn, and would father several children.”
To nurture or look after in a fatherly or paternal way
“The psychiatrist, with all his training, was sadly not able to utilize his vast knowledge of human behavior to father his own son properly.”
To create, or to be the source or originator of (something)
“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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