- (Christianity) God, the father of Creation
- A title given to priests.
- Thomas was a good priest.
- One's father
- I will only do what Father asks.
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- A male parent.
- My was a strong influence on me.
- A term of address for an elderly man.
- Come, ; you can sit here.
- A term of address for a Christian priest.
- Father Brown was the hero of the Chesterton mysteries.
- 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.
- The founder of a discipline or science.
- Albert Einstein is the of modern physics.
- To be a father to; to sire.
Etymology: From fader < fíder < Proto-Germanic < Proto-Indo-European pÉ2ter; 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.
- 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.
- (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.
- 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.
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