- (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 with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of father
Related formsfa·ther·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for father
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.
What does your father say about putting Isaac in the asylum?Mortmain|Arthur Cheny Train
"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
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 Formsfathering, noun
Word Origin for father
British Dictionary definitions for father (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with father
see like father, like son.