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English[]

Most common English words: side « small « cannot « #224: father » nor » moment » however

Etymology[]

From Middle English fader < Old English fæder < Proto-Germanic *faðer < Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr. Cognates include Mycenaean Greek Template:Linb (pa-te) (Greek πατήρ) (patḗr), Latin pater, Spanish padre, French père, Persian پدر (pedar), Sanskrit पितृ (pitr), Icelandic faðir, Dutch vader and German Vater.

Pronunciation[]

  • (RP) enPR: fä'thə(r), IPA: /ˈfɑː.ðə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /"fA:D@(r)/
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    Rhymes: -ɑːðə(r)
  • (AusE) enPR: fä'thə, IPA: /ˈfaː.ðə/, SAMPA: /"fa:D@/
  • (GenAm) enPR: fä'thər, IPA: /ˈfɑː.ðɚ/, SAMPA: /"fA:D@`/
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  • Homophones: farther (in non-rhotic accents)
  • Hyphenation: fa‧ther

Noun[]

Singular
Father

Plural
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  1. A male who sires (and often raises) a child.
    My father was a strong influence on me.
  2. A term of address for an elderly man.
    Come, father; you can sit here.
  3. 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.
  4. The founder of a discipline or science.
    Albert Einstein is the father of modern physics.

Synonyms[]

  • (parent): See WikiSaurus:father

Antonyms[]

  • (with regards to gender) mother
  • (with regards to ancestry) son, daughter, child

Hypernyms[]

  • (a male parent): parent

Derived terms[]

Related terms[]

  • Father

Translations[]

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Father

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to Father (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. To be a father to; to sire.
    • 1592, William Shakespeare, 1 Henry VI v 4
      Well, go to; we'll have no bastards live; Especially since Charles must father it.
  2. (figuratively) To give rise to.
  3. To act as a father; to support and nurture.
    • 1610William Shakespeare, Cymbeline iv 2
      Ay, good youth! And rather father thee than master thee.

Translations[]

See also[]

  • beget
  • grandpa
  • pater
  • paternal
  • sire

Anagrams[]

  • aefhrt,
  • afther
  • fareth

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