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Entry Word: father
Function: noun
Text: 1 a male human parent <the special relationship that exists between fathers and sons>
Synonyms dad, daddy, old man, pa, papa, pop
Related Words patriarch
2 a person who establishes a whole new field of endeavor <Sir Isaac Newton is regarded by many as the father of modern science>
Synonyms author, begetter, creator, establisher, founder, generator, inaugurator, initiator, instituter (or institutor), originator
Related Words conceiver, contriver, designer, formulator, innovator, inventor, spawner; builder, maker, producer; developer, pioneer, researcher; organizer, promoter; encourager, inspiration, inspirer
Near Antonyms disciple, follower, supporter
3 a person specially trained and authorized to conduct religious services in a Christian church <a request that the fathers at the oratory remember the soul of a deceased relative in their prayers> -- see CLERGYMAN
4 a person who is several generations earlier in an individual's line of descent <our fathers founded this nation on the fundamental belief that no person is entitled to rule by divine right> -- see ANCESTOR 1
5 capitalized
the being worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe <let us ask humbly for the blessings of our Father in heaven> -- see DEITY 2