A man who raises a child.
A male parent of an animal.
A male ancestor.
A man who creates, originates, or founds something: Chaucer is considered the father of English poetry.
An early form; a prototype.
Christianity The first person of the Christian Trinity.
An elderly or venerable man. Used as a title of respect.
A member of the senate in ancient Rome.
One of the leading men, as of a city: the town fathers.
A church father.
A priest or clergyman in the Roman Catholic or Anglican churches.
Used as a title and form of address with or without the clergyman's name.
To procreate (offspring) as the male parent.
To act or serve as a father to (a child).
To create, found, or originate.
To acknowledge responsibility for.
To attribute the paternity, creation, or origin of.
To assign falsely or unjustly; foist.
To act or serve as a father.