father


father

noun

Definition of FATHER

1
a male human parent <the special relationship that exists between fathers and sons>
Synonyms dad, daddy, old man, pa, papa (also poppa), pater [chiefly British], pop, sire
2
a person who establishes a whole new field of endeavor <Sir Isaac Newton is regarded by many as the father of modern science>
3
a person who is several generations earlier in an individual's line of descent <our fathers founded this nation on the fundamental belief that no person is entitled to rule by divine right>
Antonyms descendant (also descendent)
4
cap the being worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe <let us ask humbly for the blessings of our Father in heaven>

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