father

Noun
  • A male parent (also used as a term of address to your father) (synset 110100638)
  • The founder of a family (synset 110122569)
  • `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church)
    `Padre' is frequently used in the military (synset 110100973)
  • (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine
    In the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church
    The best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome
    Those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom (synset 109941250)
  • A person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization (synset 110101225)
  • God when considered as the first person in the Trinity (synset 109560084)
  • A person who founds or establishes some institution (synset 110127072)
  • The head of an organized crime family (synset 110045020)
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