- (often initial capital letter) a title of reverence, as for church dignitaries, officers of monasteries, monks, confessors, and especially priests.
- a person bearing this title.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of father
OTHER WORDS FROM fatherfa·ther·like, adjective
Words nearby father
Example sentences from the Web for father
“I think that Joe Biden will be the person to protect Anthony and those with preexisting conditions,” the father says.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Six unknowing months before the start of the Great Depression, my father arrived.
While DeFazio and other lawmakers haven’t called for a permanent grounding of the jet, the father of a woman who died in the Ethiopia crash said the report raised questions about the plane’s return to service.Boeing crashes were the “horrific culmination” of multiple mistakes, House report says|kdunn6|September 16, 2020|Fortune
“We are Trump supporters, but one of the things my wife and I have been very consistent on is to always understand both sides and make decisions from there,” the father said.Pro-Trump youth group enlists teens in secretive campaign likened to a ‘troll farm,’ prompting rebuke by Facebook and Twitter|Isaac Stanley-Becker|September 15, 2020|Washington Post
I have been yelled at basically my entire life, from my father, my family, to high school.Momofuku’s David Chang on the big changes the restaurant industry needs to make to survive|Beth Kowitt|September 14, 2020|Fortune
What matters is being honest, humble, and a faithful and loyal friend, father and member of your community.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Father Joel Román Salazar died in a car crash in 2013; his death was ruled an accident, but the suspicion of foul play persists.
Charles “Father” Coughlin, a raving anti-Semite, was one of the most popular radio hosts in the country.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When the father arrived at the hospital, he was told that Andrew Dossi was in surgery, but the wounds were not life-threatening.
“I heard them say, ‘He was shot twice,’” the father, Joseph Dossi, remembers.
"I thank you," said Johanna, and for an instant her pale face glowed with the same fire which had distinguished her father.A Noble Name|Claire Von Glmer
But as his father was speaking again the student turned his serious face toward the pulpit.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
What does your father say about putting Isaac in the asylum?Mortmain|Arthur Cheny Train
That father too embraced him and asked him in the presence of all,—“Do you remember both your lives, my son?”The Kath Sarit Sgara|Somadeva Bhatta
My father turned away and looked at me with all the old weariness in his face, but with little agitation.Mr. Marx's Secret|E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for father (1 of 2)
Derived forms of fatherfathering, noun
Word Origin for father
British Dictionary definitions for father (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with father
see like father, like son.