- (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
How to use father in a sentence
“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
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
Anthony Mallott said that no one asked his father to resign, and that he did so voluntarily.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time|by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News|September 10, 2020|ProPublica
What matters is being honest, humble, and a faithful and loyal friend, father and member of your community.
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
You will have your beloved father back sooner than you think, and you can visit and communicate with him all the while.
“There is a heavy security presence but nothing has changed,” agrees Father Javier.
There was a rumor that Alessandro and his father had both died; but no one knew anything certainly.
And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.
At this same time they seized in Nangasaqui a servant of the father provincial, Matheo Couros, who was washing his clothes.
He wanted to tell her that if she called her father, it would mean the end of everything for them, but he withheld this.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
The Father had been in sore straits of mind, as month after month had passed without tidings of his "blessed child."
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.