What is father?

  • (noun): A person who founds or establishes some institution.
    Example: "George Washington is the father of his country"
    Synonyms: founder, beginner, founding father
    See also — Additional definitions below

Father

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).

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Some articles on father:

Álvaro Uribe - Early Life and Education
... 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 ...
Olenus
... was the 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 ...
Sima Qian - As Han Court Official
... 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 ...
Paul McCartney - Childhood
... His father, James ("Jim") McCartney, was absent from his son's birth due to his work as a volunteer firefighter during World War II ... Though the children were baptised in their mother's Roman Catholic faith, their father, a former Protestant turned agnostic, felt Catholic schools sacrificed the education of their ... A trumpet player and pianist 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 ...
Oeagrus
... He was also sometimes called the father of Marsyas ... In the 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 ...

More definitions of "father":

  • (noun): '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.
    Synonyms: Padre
  • (noun): God when considered as the first person in the Trinity.
    Example: "Hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"
    Synonyms: Father-God, Fatherhood
  • (noun): A male parent (also used as a term of address to your father).
    Example: "His father was born in Atlanta"
    Synonyms: male parent, begetter
  • (noun): The head of an organized crime family.
    Synonyms: don
  • (noun): (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 Lation Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom.
    Synonyms: Church Father, Father of the Church
  • (noun): A person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization.
    Example: "The tennis fathers ruled in her favor"; "the city fathers endorsed the proposal"

Famous quotes containing the word father:

    You can have fun with a son,
    But you got to be a father to a girl.
    Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960)

    The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples, and very little of his children.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    Do they know they’re old,
    These two who are my father and my mother
    Whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold?
    Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926)