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proper noun 
  1. (Christianity) God, the father of Creation
  2. A title given to priests.
Thomas was a good priest.
  1. One's father
I will only do what Father asks.

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noun 
  1. A male parent.
My was a strong influence on me.
  1. A term of address for an elderly man.
Come, ; you can sit here.
  1. A term of address for a Christian priest.
Father Brown was the hero of the Chesterton mysteries.
  1. A person who plays the role of a father in some way.
My brother was a to me after my parents got divorced.
The child is to the man.
  1. The founder of a discipline or science.
Albert Einstein is the of modern physics.
verb 
  1. To be a father to; to sire.
    • 1592, w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The_First_Part_of_King_Henry_the_Sixth, 1 Henry VI v 4
    • :Well, go to; we'll have no bastards live; Especially since Charles must it.
      1. (figuratively) To give rise to.
    • 1610 " w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The_Tragedy_of_Cymbeline, Cymbeline ii 2
    • : Cowards cowards and base things sire base.
      1. To act as a father; to support and nurture.
    • 1610 " w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The_Tragedy_of_Cymbeline, Cymbeline iv 2
    • :Ay, good youth! And rather thee than master thee.
Etymology: From fader < fíder < Proto-Germanic
  • fader < Proto-Indo-European
  • 2ter; cognates include Mycenaean Greek pa-te (pater), Greek (patár), Latin pater, Spanish padre, French père, Persian (fa-Arab, Ù) (pedar), Sanskrit pitr, Icelandic faíirIcelandic, faíir and German Vater.



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