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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... 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 ... 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 ...
... 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 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
More definitions of "father":
- (noun): God when considered as the first person in the Trinity.
Example: "Hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"
Synonyms: Father-God, Fatherhood
- (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"
- (noun): The head of an organized crime family.
- (noun): A person who founds or establishes some institution.
Example: "George Washington is the father of his country"
Synonyms: founder, beginner, founding 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.
- (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
Famous quotes containing the word father:
“As I went about with my father when he collected taxes, I knew that when taxes were laid some one had to work to earn the money to pay them.”
—Calvin Coolidge (18721933)
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”
—17th-century English proverb, collected in George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs (1640)
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.”
—Bible: New Testament, Matthew 6:9-13.