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    Definition:
    Father - (n.) One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
    Father - (n.) A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; -- in the plural, fathers, ancestors.
    Father - (n.) One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
    Father - (n.) A respectful mode of address to an old man.
    Father - (n.) A senator of ancient Rome.
    Father - (n.) A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor (called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
    Father - (n.) One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; -- often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
    Father - (n.) One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.
    Father - (n.) The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
    Father - (v. t.) To make one's self the father of; to beget.
    Father - (v. t.) To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for (a statement, policy, etc.).
    Father - (v. t.) To provide with a father.
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    Fathered - (imp. & p. p.) of Father
    Fathering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Father
    Fatherhood - (n.) The state of being a father; the character or authority of a father; paternity.
    Fathers-in-law - (pl. ) of Father-in-law
    Father-in-law - (n.) The father of one's husband or wife; -- correlative to son-in-law and daughter-in-law.
    Fatherland - (n.) One's native land; the native land of one's fathers or ancestors.
    Father-lasher - (n.) A European marine fish (Cottus bubalis), allied to the sculpin; -- called also lucky proach.
    Fatherless - (a.) Destitute of a living father; as, a fatherless child.
    Fatherless - (a.) Without a known author.
    Fatherlessness - (n.) The state of being without a father.
    Fatherliness - (n.) The qualities of a father; parantal kindness, care, etc.
    Father longlegs - () See Daddy longlegs, 2.
    Fatherly - (a.) Like a father in affection and care; paternal; tender; protecting; careful.
    Fatherly - (a.) Of or pertaining to a father.
    Fathership - (n.) The state of being a father; fatherhood; paternity.
    Forefather - (n.) One who precedes another in the line of genealogy in any degree, but usually in a remote degree; an ancestor.
    Godfather - (n.) A man who becomes sponsor for a child at baptism, and makes himself a surety for its Christian training and instruction.
    Godfather - (v. t.) To act as godfather to; to take under one's fostering care.
    Grandfather - (n.) A father's or mother's father; an ancestor in the next degree above the father or mother in lineal ascent.
    Grandfatherly - (a.) Like a grandfather in age or manner; kind; benignant; indulgent.
    Great-grandfather - (n.) The father of one's grandfather or grandmother.
    Stepfather - (n.) The husband of one's mother by a subsequent marriage.
    Unfathered - (a.) Having no father; fatherless; hence, born contrary to nature.
    Unfathered - (a.) Having no acknowledged father; hence, illegitimate; spurious; bastard.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Father - n. 1 male parent. 2 (usu. In pl.) Forefather. 3 originator, early leader. 4 (fathers or fathers of the church) early christian theologians. 5 (also father) (often as a title or form of address) priest. 6 (the father) (in christian belief) first person of the trinity. 7 (father) venerable person, esp. As a title in personifications (father time). 8 (usu. In pl.) Elders (city fathers). v. 1 beget. 2 originate (a scheme etc.). fatherhood n. Fatherless adj. [old english]
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    Father-figure - n. Older man respected and trusted like a father.
    Father-in-law - n. (pl. Fathers-in-law) father of one's husband or wife.
    Fatherland - n. One's native country.
    Fatherly - adj. Like or of a father.
    Father's day - n. Day on which cards and presents are given to fathers.
    Forefather - n. (usu. In pl.) Ancestor of a family or people.
    Founding father - n. American statesman at the time of the revolution.
    Godfather - n. 1 male godparent. 2 esp. Us person directing an illegal organization, esp. The mafia.
    Grandfather - n. Male grandparent.
    Grandfather clock - n. Clock in a tall wooden case, driven by weights.
    Our father - n. Prayer beginning with these words (matt. 6:9-13).
    Pilgrim fathers - n.pl. English puritans who founded the colony of plymouth, massachusetts, in 1620.
    Stepfather - n. Male step-parent.

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