Associations to the word «Father»

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Wiktionary

FATHER, noun. A (generally human) male who begets a child.
FATHER, noun. A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor.
FATHER, noun. A term of respectful address for an elderly man.
FATHER, noun. A term of respectful address for a priest.
FATHER, noun. A person who plays the role of a father in some way.
FATHER, noun. The founder of a discipline or science.
FATHER, noun. A senator of Ancient Rome.
FATHER, verb. To be a father to; to sire.
FATHER, verb. (figuratively) To give rise to.
FATHER, verb. To act as a father; to support and nurture.
FATHER, verb. To provide with a father.
FATHER, verb. To adopt as one's own.
FATHER, proper noun. (Christianity) God, the father of Creation
FATHER, proper noun. A title given to priests.
FATHER, proper noun. One of the chief ecclesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ.
FATHER, proper noun. One's father.
FATHER, proper noun. (Wicca) One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca, representing a man, younger than the elderly Sage and older than the boyish Master.
FATHER CHRISTMAS, proper noun. Santa Claus
FATHER FIGURE, noun. One who represents, behaves as, or regarded as equivalent to a father for another person or group of people.
FATHER FIGURES, noun. Plural of father figure
FATHER FROST, proper noun. In Slavic culture, a traditional Yuletide gift-bearing character.
FATHER IN LAW, noun. Alternative spelling of father-in-law
FATHER LASHER, noun. A shorthorn sculpin.
FATHER LASHERS, noun. Plural of father lasher
FATHER LONGLEGS, noun. (dated) A daddy longlegs.
FATHER OF CHAPEL, noun. The chair (chairman, chairperson) or the senior shop steward of a trade union chapel (branch) in UK printing and journalism.
FATHER OF HEAVEN, proper noun. (Christianity) An epithet of God the Father.
FATHER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, proper noun. An epithet for Jesus Christ
FATHER OF LIES, proper noun. The Christian devil; Satan
FATHER OF LIES, proper noun. A name given to Herodotus because of his controversial works
FATHER SKY, proper noun. The personification of the Sky and its biosphere.
FATHER SKY, proper noun. (mythology) The god of the sky in various cultures.
FATHER TIME, proper noun. A personification of time as an old man, usually carrying an hourglass.
FATHER WINTER, noun. Old Man Winter.

Dictionary definition

FATHER, noun. A male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta".
FATHER, noun. The founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers".
FATHER, noun. `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military.
FATHER, noun. (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom.
FATHER, noun. A person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization; "the tennis fathers ruled in her favor"; "the city fathers endorsed the proposal".
FATHER, noun. God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father".
FATHER, noun. A person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country".
FATHER, noun. The head of an organized crime family.
FATHER, verb. Make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them".

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