- (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 fathered
He was eventually advised by one bank that he had fathered too many children locally and then began donating elsewhere.
Jaycee Dugard, who was held captive for 18 years in a squalid series of tents by her abductor, who fathered her two children.
And Arthur Laffer, the creator of supply-side economics, may have fathered six children.
Before his marriage, he was reputed to have fathered a child by a Filipino woman during his service in that country.
He was also a documented philanderer who fathered several children with various women.‘Mea Maxima Culpa’ Reveals What the Catholic Church Knew|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He fathered them all as they came, "and no questions asked."The Shakespearean Myth|Appleton Morgan
Politicians have fathered organizations for their own purposes.The Everett massacre|Walker C. Smith
Ezra Pound has been fathered with vers libre in English, with all its vices and virtues.Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry|T. S. Eliot
It was a reputable sort of a book this, and fathered by a respected Oxford cleric.The Message|Alec John Dawson
Both shee and they utterly denyed that they held such tenents, or that they had fathered them upon mee.The Emancipation of Massachusetts|Brooks Adams
British Dictionary definitions for fathered (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for fathered (2 of 2)
Derived Formsfathering, noun
Word Origin for father
Idioms and Phrases with fathered
see like father, like son.