Dictionary Results for father


1. father - noun

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

Synonym(s): male_parent, begetter

Hypernym(s): parent

Antonym(s): mother




2. father - noun

· the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"

Synonym(s): forefather, sire

Hypernym(s): ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root




3. 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

Synonym(s): Father, Padre

Hypernym(s): priest, title, title_of_respect, form_of_address




4. 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

Synonym(s): Church_Father, Father_of_the_Church, Father

Hypernym(s): theologian, theologist, theologizer, theologiser




5. 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"

Hypernym(s): leader




6. father - noun

· God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"

Synonym(s): Father, Father-God, Fatherhood




7. father - noun

· a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"

Synonym(s): founder, beginner, founding_father

Hypernym(s): originator, conceiver, mastermind




8. father - noun

· the head of an organized crime family

Synonym(s): don

Hypernym(s): head, chief, top_dog




9. father - verb

· make (offspring) by reproduction; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "John fathered four daughters"

Synonym(s): beget, get, engender, mother, sire, generate, bring_forth

Hypernym(s): make, create





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