Father

  • 1 Father — Fa ther (f[aum] [th][ e]r), n. [OE. fader, AS. f[ae]der; akin to OS. fadar, D. vader, OHG. fatar, G. vater, Icel. fa[eth]ir Sw. & Dan. fader, OIr. athir, L. pater, Gr. path r, Skr. pitr, perh. fr. Skr. p[=a] protect. [root]75, 247. Cf. {Papa},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Father MC — (born Timothy Brown) was a popular African American rapper for the Uptown Records label in the early 1990s. Discovered and signed by then Uptown executive Sean Puffy Combs, he is best known for introducing the public to Uptown s successful R B… …

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  • 3 Father — Fa ther, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fathering}.] 1. To make one s self the father of; to beget. [1913 Webster] Cowards father cowards, and base things sire base. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To take as one s own child; to adopt;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 father — ► NOUN 1) a male parent. 2) an important figure in the origin and early history of something: Pasteur, the father of microbiology . 3) literary a male ancestor. 4) (often as a title or form of address) a priest. 5) (the Father) (in Christian… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Father MC — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Father MC es un cantante de new jack swing y hip hop, que entró en el panorama musical con el hit I ll Do 4 U en el año 1990, dentro de su disco debut Father s Day . Dos años después, editó Close to you otro de sus… …

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  • 6 father — [fä′thər] n. [ME fader < OE fæder, akin to ON fathir, OHG fater, Goth fadar < IE * pətḗr > L pater, Gr patēr, Sans pitár: ult. origin prob. echoic of baby talk, as in PAPA, Hindi bābū] 1. a man who has begotten a child; esp., a man as he …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 father — [n1] male person who begets children ancestor, begetter, dad, daddy*, forebearer, origin, pa, padre, papa, parent, pop*, predecessor, procreator, progenitor, sire, source; concepts 394,400,414,419,423 Ant. mother father [n2] priest abbé,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 father — index generate, originate, parents, primogenitor, propagate (increase), reproduce Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 Father — Several terms redirect here. For other uses, see Father (disambiguation), Dad (disambiguation), Fatherhood (disambiguation), and Fathering (journal). Father with child A father is defined as a male parent of any type of offspring …

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  • 10 father — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ lone (esp. BrE), single ▪ As a single father, he found it a struggle bringing up three children. ▪ married, unmarried ▪ a married father of …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 father —    This would seem to be the natural term for a speaker to use to his or her father, but whether it is used or not depends on individual family practice, which may in turn be influenced by the social and educational level of the family concerned …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 12 father — fa|ther1 W1S1 [ˈfa:ðə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(parent)¦ 2¦(priest)¦ 3 fathers 4¦(god)¦ 5 the father of something 6 from father to son 7 like father like son 8 a bit of how s your father ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 father — fa|ther1 [ faðər ] noun count *** 1. ) your male parent. People often call their father Dad or, especially if they are young children, Daddy. In the past, people often called their father Father or Papa: My father taught me to drive. George… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 father — I UK [ˈfɑːðə(r)] / US [ˈfɑðər] noun Word forms father : singular father plural fathers *** 1) [countable] your male parent. People often call their father Dad or, especially if they are young children, Daddy. In the past, people often called… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 Father — n. & v. n. 1 a a man in relation to a child or children born from his fertilization of an ovum. b (in full adoptive father) a man who has continuous care of a child, esp. by adoption. 2 any male animal in relation to its offspring. 3 (usu. in… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 father — n. & v. n. 1 a a man in relation to a child or children born from his fertilization of an ovum. b (in full adoptive father) a man who has continuous care of a child, esp. by adoption. 2 any male animal in relation to its offspring. 3 (usu. in… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 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

  • 18 father — 1 noun (C) 1 PARENT a male parent: Ask your father to help you. | Andrew was very excited about becoming a father. | a father of two/three/four etc (=a man with two, three etc children): The driver, a father of four, escaped uninjured. 2 PRIEST a …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 father — [[t]fɑ͟ːðə(r)[/t]] ♦ fathers, fathering, fathered 1) N FAMILY Your father is your male parent. You can also call someone your father if he brings you up as if he was this man. His father was a painter... He would be a good father to my children …

    English dictionary

  • 20 father — /ˈfaðə / (say fahdhuh) noun 1. a male parent. 2. any male ancestor, especially the founder of a people, family, or line. 3. Aboriginal English (a term used to refer to one s biological father and his brothers.) 4. a father in law, stepfather, or… …

    Australian English dictionary