- (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)
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Origin of father
OTHER WORDS FROM fatherfa·ther·like, adjective
Words nearby father
Example sentences from the Web for fathering
Cristian was the prime evidence that sent his biological father to jail for fathering him.Families Decry Supreme Court Decision on Juvenile Life Without Parole|Michael Daly|June 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Justin Bieber is in hot water after a 20-year-old woman filed a lawsuit accusing the 17-year-old pop star of fathering her baby.
But in the book, Assange admits to fathering “other children born to people I cared about.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger confessed to fathering a child with his housekeeper after being confronted by The Los Angeles Times.
Arnold Schwarzenegger confessed to fathering a child with his housekeeper after confronted by the Los Angeles Times.
Land, left idle, produced nothing; even natural products were worthless until man's fathering work gave them value.Mountain|Clement Wood
Each accused the other of fathering a child that had decoyed away and ruined the life of the other child.In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
It is not her body that his Highness hateth, but her fathering.The Fifth Queen|Ford Madox Ford
The work has overflowed so that the home was instrumental in fathering the Shawbridge Boys Farm.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
She looked her stiffest, relishing but little the fathering upon her of this expedient.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
British Dictionary definitions for fathering (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for fathering (2 of 2)
Derived forms of fatherfathering, noun
Word Origin for father
Idioms and Phrases with fathering
see like father, like son.