\fˈɑːðə], \fˈɑːðə], \f_ˈɑː_ð_ə]\
Definitions of FATHER
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
Sort: Oldest first
By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
A male parent; an ancestor or forether; a contiriver or originator; a title of respect; an ecclesiastical writer of the early centuries; the first Person of the Trinity; the eldest member of any profession, or of any body; as, father of the bar, the oldest barrister; father of the church, the clergyman who has longest held office; father of the House of Representatives, the mebmer who has been longest in the HOUSE.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
A male parent; a forefather; an appellation of respect to an old man; one who exercises paternal care over another; a contriver or originator; the first person in the Trinity; the title given to dignitaries of the Church, superiors of convents, and to Roman Catholic confessors; the senior member of a profession.
To adopt; to profess to be the author of; to ascribe or charge to one as his offspring or production. Adoptive father, he who adopts the children of another and acknowledges them as his own. Putative father, the supposed father. Fathers of the Church, the ecclesiastical writers of the first centuries. Conscript fathers, the senators of Rome.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. [Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Greek] Male parent;â€”a male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor;â€”he who is to be venerated for age, kindness, wisdom, &c.;â€”a senator of ancient Rome;â€”a dignitary of the Roman Catholic church, a superior of a convent, a confessor, or a priest; also, a dignitary or elder clergyman in the Protestant church;â€”one of the chief ecclesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ;â€”a producer, author, or contriver;â€”the Supreme Being; the first person in the Trinity.
He by whom the son or daughter is begotten; the first ancestor; the appellation of an old man; the title of any man reverend; the ecclesiastical writers of the first centuries; the title of a popish confessor; the title of a senator of old Rome; the appellation of the first person of the adorable Trinity.
By Thomas Sheridan
Word of the day
- aggressively self-assured, though not necessarily lacking in confidence; "she was quiet and nonassertive as took control"