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father

Part of speech: Noun

A male perent or ancestor; one who stands in the relation of a father; an originator or founder; the official title of a dignitary, priest, or confessor of the Roman Catholic Church; the senior member of any class, profession, or body; a religious writer of the Early Christian Church.

Part of speech: Verb

To adopt as a son or daughter; to assume authorship of or accept responsibility for; as, to father a bill in Congress: Father, the Creator; God.

Usage examples "father":
  • Your father did not do this. - "Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore", Fay-Cooper Cole.
  • My father- let me call you so! - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  • Then he told his father about it. - "Myths and Legends of the Great Plains", Unknown.