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Synonyms for father

Synonyms for father

a first form from which varieties arise or imitations are made

to be the biological father of

Synonyms for father

a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

the founder of a family

'Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church)

(Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine

a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization

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God when considered as the first person in the Trinity

a person who founds or establishes some institution

the head of an organized crime family

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The lad panted out these phrases, one after another, like minute guns; but at the last word, which rang in that stately chamber like an oath, his heart failed him utterly; and the dreaded silence settled on father and son.
If you don't try to learn what is more necessary than anything for a Christian," said his father, getting up, "whatever can interest you?
No, Tom, father didn't wish it," said Maggie, her anxiety about
True, my father and I used to have grave conversations about lessons and teachers and the French language and grammar; yet we were all very happy and contented together.
But, father, remember that I need not leave you; we shall be two to love you; you will learn to know the man to whose care you bequeath me.
But they wouldn't laugh sometimes, and then father cried.
Father Seraphim, the deacon, the acolytes, and Sofya Ivanovna, a lady who always lived near the hermitage and tended Father Sergius, begged him to bring the service to an end.
My dear Frederick,' returned the Father of the Marshalsea, 'do you think you are sufficiently careful of yourself?
Even if his father could not be persuaded, they could fly to Ptarth, laying all the blame of the knavery and intrigue that had thrown four great nations into war, upon the shoulders of Nutus.
And many and many times afterwards, when such great pains were taken to come to the bottom of the crime, and it never could be come near, I thought in my own thoughts, could Riderhood himself have done the murder, and did he purposely let father find the body?
My mother," answered Telemachus, tells me I am son to Ulysses, but it is a wise child that knows his own father.
It was not till the evening, after family prayers, that Angel found opportunity of broaching to his father one or two subjects near his heart.
Seeing her father, Mary left the swing and went to meet him, pushing back the pink kerchief and smiling afar off at him with the involuntary smile of loving pleasure.
To keep Anne from committing some final act of despair, which would connect him with a public scandal, and ruin him so far as his expectations from his father were concerned, was, once more, the only safe policy that Geoffrey could pursue.
Really, as if he had heard me,' said the father, resuming his newspaper with a yawn.