- a man in relation to his child or children；a male animal in relation to its offspring.
- (of a man) cause a pregnancy resulting in the birth of (a child)；treat with the protective care associated with a father.
noun: father, plural noun: fathers
- 1. a man in relation to his child or children Margaret's father died at an early age they assumed that I was the father of the child 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ a male animal in relation to its offspring.
- ▪ literary ancestors. 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ an important figure in the origin and early history of something Dorsey should be remembered as the father of gospel music 同義詞
- ▪ a man who gives care and protection to someone or something the prince is widely regarded as the father of the nation
- ▪ the oldest or most respected member of a society or other body. 同義詞
- ▪ (in Christian belief) the first person of the Trinity; God. 同義詞
- ▪ used in proper names, especially when personifying time or a river, to suggest an old and venerable character Father Thames
- 2. (often as a title or form of address) a priest pray for me, father 同義詞
- 3. early Christian theologians (in particular of the first five centuries) whose writings are regarded as especially authoritative.
- 1. (of a man) cause a pregnancy resulting in the birth of (a child) he fathered three children 同義詞
- ▪ treat with the protective care associated with a father.
- ▪ be the source or originator of a culture which has fathered half the popular music in the world 同義詞
- ▪ assign the paternity of a child or responsibility for a book, idea, or action to a collection of Irish stories was fathered on him
- ▪ appear as or admit that one is the father or originator of a singular letter from a lady, requesting I would father a novel of hers