[ kath-er or, often, kath- ]

  1. Wil·la (Si·bert) [wil-uh-see-bert], /ˈwɪl ə ˈsi bərt/, 1876–1947, U.S. novelist.

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How to use Cather in a sentence

  • I left the pottering Cather to put ship-shape his cabin (as he now called it) for himself––a rainy-day occupation for aliens.

  • I had forgot John Cather––the youth and person of him, his talents and winning accomplishments of speech and manner.

  • John Cather set the lamp on the table, moving in a preoccupation from which I had been cast out.

  • Here was John Cather departed in sore agony, for which was no cure that ever I heard of or could conceive.

  • I had it in mind to enjoy with Judith and John Cather the tender disclosure of their love.

British Dictionary definitions for Cather


/ (ˈkæðə) /

  1. Willa (Sibert). 1873–1947, US novelist, whose works include O Pioneers! (1913) and My Ántonia (1918)

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