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5 entries found for father.
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Main Entry: 1fa·ther
Pronunciation: primarystressth-schwar, primarystressfadotth-
Function: noun
1 a : a male parent b capitalized : GOD 1 c capitalized : the first person of the Christian Trinity
2 : ANCESTOR 1
3 : one who cares for another as a father might
4 : a person who invents or begins something <the father of modern science>
5 : PRIEST -- used especially as a title
- fa·ther·hood /-secondarystresshudotd/ noun
- fa·ther·less /-lschwas/ adjective

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