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father  

  ( fathers    plural & 3rd person present)   ( fathering    present participle)   ( fathered    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-family   Your father is your male parent. You can also call someone your father if he brings you up as if he was this man.  
His father was a painter..., He would be a good father to my children., ...Mr Stoneman, a father of five.     
2       verb   When a man fathers a child, he makes a woman pregnant and their child is born.  
She claims Mark fathered her child...      V n  
He fathered at least three children by the wives of other men.      V n by n  
3       n-count   The man who invented or started something is sometimes referred to as the father of that thing.  
N of n  
...Max Dupain, regarded as the father of modern photography.     
4       n-voc; n-title; n-count   In some Christian churches, priests are addressed or referred to as Father.  


Father Christmas     
Father Christmas is the name given to an imaginary old man with a long white beard and a red coat. Traditionally, young children in many countries are told that he brings their Christmas presents.  
  (BRIT)      n-proper   (=Santa Claus)  
in AM, use Santa Claus     
father figure        ( father figures    plural  ) , father-figure   If you describe someone as a father figure, you mean that you feel able to turn to that person for advice and support in the same way that you might turn to your father.      n-count  
She believed her daughter needed a father-figure..., He became a father figure to the whole company.     
father-in-law        ( fathers-in-law    plural  ) Someone's father-in-law is the father of their husband or wife.      n-count   usu poss N  
Father's Day     
Father's Day is the third Sunday in June, when children give cards and presents to their fathers to show that they love them.      n-uncount  
founding father        ( founding fathers    plural  )
1       n-count   The founding father of an institution, organization, or idea is the person who sets it up or who first develops it.  
LITERARY   oft N of n   (=founder)  
2       n-proper-plural   The Founding Fathers of the United States were the members of the American Constitutional Convention of 1787.  
Holy Father     
In the Catholic Church, the Holy Father is the Pope.      n-proper   the N  
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father  


      n  
1    begetter, dad     (informal)   daddy     (informal)   governor     (informal)   old boy     (informal)   old man     (informal)   pa     (informal)   papa     (old-fashioned informal)   pater, paterfamilias, patriarch, pop     (informal)   sire  
2    ancestor, forebear, forefather, predecessor, progenitor  
3    architect, author, creator, founder, inventor, maker, originator, prime mover  
4    city father, elder, leader, patriarch, patron, senator  
5    abbé, confessor, curé, padre     (informal)   pastor, priest  
      vb  
6    beget, get, procreate, sire  
7    create, engender, establish, found, institute, invent, originate  

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