Definition of father :
1. A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor ( called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
2. A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; - in the plural, fathers, ancestors.
3. A respectful mode of address to an old man.
4. A senator of ancient Rome.
5. One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; - often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
6. One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
7. One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
8. One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.
9. The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
10. To make one's self the father of; to beget.
11. To provide with a father.
12. To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for ( a statement, policy, etc.).
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father (part of speech: verb)
kinship (part of speech: noun)
consanguinity, uncle, ancestor, brotherhood, relation, heredity, kinship, family, nephew, flesh, niece, clan, kin, cousin, aunt, lineage, kinfolk, mother, motherhood, paternity, maternity, fatherhood, relative, blood, fraternity, sisterhood
clergy (part of speech: noun)
novice, pilgrim, abbess, pope, missionary, reverend, cleric, chaplain, archdeacon, ecclesiastic, nun, curate, friar, minister, prioress, priest, evangelist, canon, vicar, sister, clergyman, abbot, rector, archbishop, bishop, archpriest, prior, monk, prelate, cardinal, canoness, pastor, brother, preacher
paternity (part of speech: noun)
producer (part of speech: noun)
produce (part of speech: verb)