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Definitions of father:

part of speech: verb transitive

To adopt as a son or daughter; to assume authorship of or accept responsibility for; as, to father a bill in Congress: Father, the Creator; God.

part of speech: noun

A male perent or ancestor; one who stands in the relation of a father; an originator or founder; the official title of a dignitary, priest, or confessor of the Roman Catholic Church; the senior member of any class, profession, or body; a religious writer of the Early Christian Church.

part of speech: noun

A male parent; the first ancestor; a common title, applied to a protector, deliverer, or supporter; God the Creator; a name given to Rom. Cath. priests.

part of speech: verb

To ascribe or charge to one as his offspring or production; to adopt anything as one's own.

part of speech: noun

A male parent; an ancestor or forether; a contiriver or originator; a title of respect; an ecclesiastical writer of the early centuries; the first Person of the Trinity; the eldest member of any profession, or of any body; as, father of the bar, the oldest barrister; father of the church, the clergyman who has longest held office; father of the House of Representatives, the mebmer who has been longest in the HOUSE.

Usage examples for father:

  • Do you know what his father says? "Doctor Luttrell's First Patient", Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • That is just what I think, father "Sintram and His Companions", Friedrich de la Motte Fouque Commentator: Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Did my father leave you all his money? "The Errand Boy", Horatio Alger
  • " Yes," he answered; " he is my father "Mysterious Mr. Sabin", E. Phillips Oppenheim
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