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foster father

a man who takes the place of a father in raising a child.
Origin of foster father
before 900; Middle English; Old English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I liked not the errand, as may be supposed, but I could not leave my foster father to go alone.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • The commander is the foster father of the men in his organization.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
  • He was the real father of our country; Washington was its foster father.

  • Violently reproached by her foster father, Hjrdis responds in kind.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • Now, hear me, and thou shalt know what it is to have a foster father's love, and how far it exceeds the love even of kinsmen.

    The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott
  • His first reflection was on the fidelity of the foster father.

    The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott
  • "Tell us whom you are going to get to be kitty's foster father, Miss Peyton," I said, purposely changing the subject.

  • You are the daughter of Lopez, the daughter of my foster father!'

    The Worlds Greatest Books Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • There fell a silence on the rest as the name was told, and all looked at my foster father.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • Let me send for Edric Streone, my foster father, and we will take counsel with him.

    King Olaf's Kinsman Charles Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for foster father

foster father

a man who looks after or brings up a child or children as a father, in place of the natural or adoptive father
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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