Definition of father Pronunciation
1. A (generally human) male who begets a child.
My father was a strong influence on me.
My friend Tony just became a father.
2. A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor.
3. A term of respectful address for an elderly man.
Come, father; you can sit here.
4. A term of respectful address for a priest.
5. A person who plays the role of a father in some way.
My brother was a father to me after my parents got divorced.
The child is father to the man.
6. The founder of a discipline or science.
Albert Einstein is the father of modern physics.
7. A senator of Ancient Rome.
8. To be a father to; to sire.
9. To give rise to.
10. To act as a father; to support and nurture.
11. To provide with a father.
12. To adopt as one's own.
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English - English - father Pronunciation
n. male parent; male ancestor; one who cares for others in a paternal manner; one who has founded or established something; elder of a town; priest; title of respect given to an older man
v. sire, beget; affirm one's fatherhood; care for as a father; invent, found; be responsible for
English - Spanish - father Pronunciation
s. padre, papá, progenitor; sacerdote
v. criar, adoptar; inventar
English - French - father Pronunciation
n. père, homme qui a engendré un ou plusieurs enfants, parent mâle; ancêtre mâle; personne qui a fondé ou établi queque chose (doctrine, théorie); homme le plus âgé d'une ville; titre de respect donné à un homme âgé; prêtre, titre ecclésiastique
v. engendrer, reconnaître la paternité, servir de père à; concevoir, inventer, trouver; adopter; être responsable de
English - German - father Pronunciation
n. Vater; Geistlicher
v. Kinder zeugen; väterlich behandeln; Vaterschaft anerkennen; sich etwas zuschreiben
English - Italian - father Pronunciation
s. padre; progenitore, antenato; inventore, creatore; precursore; (fig) anziano; patriarca
v. generare, mettere al mondo; (fig) creare, dare origine a; riconoscere la paternità di; (fig) assumere la responsabilità di; dare la responsabilità di
English - Portuguese - father Pronunciation
s. pai
v. parir; reconhecer a paternidade; servir como um pai para-; inventar
English - Russian - father Pronunciation
с. отец, родитель; заступник; создатель, творец; родоначальник, предок, прародитель; духовный отец, епископ; покровитель
г. порождать, производить, быть отцом, быть автором, быть творцом; отечески заботиться, усыновлять
English - Turkish - father Pronunciation
f. yapmak (çocuk), yaratmak, icat etmek, babası olmak, üzerine atmak, yüklemek
i. allah, tanrı
i. baba, papaz, peder, yaratıcı, kurucu, ata
English - Dutch - father Pronunciation
zn. vader; pater
ww. voortbrengen (van kinderen); vaderschap accepteren; vader zijn voor-; uitvinden; adopteren
English - Greek - father Pronunciation
ουσ. πατέρας
English - Chinese - father Pronunciation
(名) 父亲, 创始者, 神父
(动) 当...的父亲; 创立; 保护
English - Chinese - father Pronunciation
(名) 父親, 創始者, 神父
(動) 當...的父親; 創立; 保護
English - Japanese - father Pronunciation
(名) 父親; 男の祖先; 父親代わりの人; 創始者; 長老; 年上の人への敬称
(動) 父親になる; 父親の役割を果たす; 創始する
English - Korean - father Pronunciation
명. 아버지; 조상; 아버지처럼 돌봐 주는 사람; 창시자, 시조; 장로, 원로; 신부; 나이든 사람에게 존경을 나타내기 위한 칭호
동. 자식을 낳다, 아버지가 되다; 아버지임을 확인 하다; 아버지로서 ...을 돌보다; 발명을 하다; 책임을 지우다

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Synonyms for father
1. originator: architect, author, sponsor, creator, founder
2. dad: daddy, governor, old man, pa, papa, pappy, pop
3. priest: preacher, pastor, parson, ecclesiastic, padre
4. beget: create, breed, hatch, get, procreate, sire
Verb forms for father
Present participle: fathering
Present: father (3.person: fathers)
Past: fathered
Future: will father
Present conditional: would father
Present Perfect: have fathered (3.person: has fathered)
Past Perfect: had fathered
Future Perfect: will have fathered
Past conditional: would have fathered