fatherlike
adjective or adverb see father I

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  • fatherlike — index paternal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fatherlike — adjective having the qualities of a father Syn: fatherly, paternal …   Wiktionary

  • fatherlike — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Like a father: fatherly, paternal. See KIN …   English dictionary for students

  • fatherlike — adj. fatherly, as or like a father; kind and protective …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fatherlike — adjective like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective • Syn: ↑fatherly • Similar to: ↑paternal • Derivationally related forms: ↑father (for: ↑fatherly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • father — fatherlike, adj. /fah dheuhr/, n. 1. a male parent. 2. a father in law, stepfather, or adoptive father. 3. any male ancestor, esp. the founder of a race, family, or line; progenitor. 4. a man who exercises paternal care over other persons;… …   Universalium

  • List of International Fleet personnel — This is a list of characters from the fictional International Fleet organization in Orson Scott Card s Ender s Game series. Contents 1 Chamrajnagar 2 Hyrum Graff 3 Mazer Rackham 3.1 Ender Quarte …   Wikipedia

  • paternal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. fatherly, patriarchal; ancestral, parental; indulgent, benign, benevolent; paternalistic, protective, autocratic; socialistic. See ancestry. Ant., maternal. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. patrimonial,… …   English dictionary for students

  • father — I. noun Etymology: Middle English fader, from Old English fæder; akin to Old High German fater father, Latin pater, Greek patēr Date: before 12th century 1. a. a man who has begotten a child; also sire 3 b. capitalized …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paternal — I adjective ancestral, benevolent, benign, family, fatherlike, fatherly, kindly, parental, paternus, patriarchal, patrimonial, patrius, protective II index consanguineous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William …   Law dictionary

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