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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋfɑðZ 〕


〔 ˊfɑːðә 〕

Overview of noun father

The noun father has 8 senses

  • father, male parent, begetter -- (a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta")

  • forefather, father, sire -- (the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers")

  • Father, Padre -- (`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)

  • Church Father, Father of the Church, Father -- ((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 -- (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, Father-God, Fatherhood -- (God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father")

  • founder, beginner, founding father, father -- (a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country")

  • don, father -- (the head of an organized crime family)

Overview of verb father

The verb father has 1 sense