A father (or dad) is defined as a male parent or Individual progenitor of human offspring. The adjective "paternal" refers to a father and comparatively to "maternal" for a mother. The verb "to father" means to procreate or to sire a child from which also derives the gerund "fathering". Fathers determine the gender of their child through a sperm cell which either contains an X chromosome (female), or Y chromosome (male).
Other articles related to "father":
... He was also sometimes called the father of Marsyas ... version that places Oeagrus in Pieria, his father is given as King Pierus and Methone ... Oeagrus is given as the father of Orpheus with mother Calliope (sometimes Apollo is given as the father), and he is described as "a Thracian wine-god, who was himself descended from Atlas." He married ...
... name of several individuals Olenus, son of Hephaestus and father of Helike and Aex, two nurses of infant Zeus ... Olenus, father of Tectaphus the Lapith ... Olenus, a Lelegian, father of Phoceus ...
... His father, James ("Jim") McCartney, was absent from his son's birth due to his work as a volunteer firefighter during World War II ... were baptised in their mother's Roman Catholic faith, their father, a former Protestant turned agnostic, felt Catholic schools sacrificed the education of their students for the ... who led Jim Mac's Jazz Band in the 1920s, McCartney's father kept an upright piano in the front room, and he encouraged his sons to be musical ...
... His father Alberto Uribe Sierra was a wealthy landowner ... Uribe's father was killed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas during a 1983 kidnapping attempt ... After his father's death, Álvaro Uribe focused his political career and became a member of the center-left Colombian Liberal Party ...
... That year, his father fell ill and could not attend the Imperial Feng Sacrifice ... Fueled by his father's inspiration, Sima Qian started to compile Shiji in 109 BC ... Three years after the death of his father, Sima Qian became the Grand Historian ...
Famous quotes containing the word father:
“This is my father or, maybe,
It is as he was,
A likeness, one of the race of fathers: earth
And sea and air.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“The desire of most parents is first and foremost to do what is best for their children. Every interview with a mother or father confirms this, every letter written by a parent breathes this deep-seated wish, I hope I am doing the right thing for my child. This is real and honest, and at the very base of parenthood.”
—Irma Simonton Black (20th century)
“O haud your tongue, my father dear,
An dinna grieve your Sarah;
A better lord was never born
Than him I lost on Yarrow.”
—Unknown. The Dowie Houms o Yarrow (l. 5356)