father

phonetic symbol: / fáðɚ / 

father - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ God when considered as the first person in the Trinity
e.g.)
・hear our prayers, Heavenly Father
father-god , fatherhood

[ 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
church father , father of the church

[ noun ]
■ the head of an organized crime family
don

[ noun ]
■ a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
e.g.)
・his father was born in Atlanta
begetter , male parent

[ 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
padre

[ noun ]
■ a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization
e.g.)
・the tennis fathers ruled in her favor
・the city fathers endorsed the proposal

[ noun ]
■ the founder of a family
e.g.)
・keep the faith of our forefathers
forefather , sire

[ noun ]
■ a person who founds or establishes some institution
e.g.)
・George Washington is the father of his country
beginner , founder , founding father

[ verb ]
■ make children
e.g.)
・Men often father children but don't recognize them
beget , bring forth , engender , generate , get , mother , sire

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