Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. father

noun. ['ˈfɑːðɝ'] a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father).

Synonyms

  • dad
  • pop
  • pater
  • papa
  • begetter
  • pappa
  • male parent
  • old man
  • father-in-law
  • pa
  • dada
  • daddy

Antonyms

  • mother
  • female parent
  • euphemism
  • explode

Etymology

  • fader (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fæder (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Father

  • strother
  • bother

Example sentences of the word father


1. Noun, singular or mass
Find the name of the father you want to search.

Quotes containing the word father


1. I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.
- Amy Tan

2. My father left Nazi Germany a year after Dr. Kissinger, and so in my household he was very much an icon. He was a kind of immigrant success story, a refugee success story.
- Eugene Jarecki

3. Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love?
- Max Muller

2. Father-God

noun. God when considered as the first person in the Trinity.

Synonyms

  • Father

3. Father

noun. Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church);Padre' is frequently used in the military.

Synonyms

  • priest
  • Padre
  • title of respect
  • title

4. Father

noun. (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom.

Synonyms

  • Church Father
  • theologist
  • theologian
  • theologizer
  • Father of the Church

5. father

noun. ['ˈfɑːðɝ'] the founder of a family.

Synonyms

  • ascendent
  • patriarch
  • forefather
  • root
  • sire
  • antecedent
  • ascendant

Antonyms

  • succeed
  • float
  • disassemble
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • fader (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fæder (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. father

verb. ['ˈfɑːðɝ'] make children.

Synonyms

  • beget
  • bring forth
  • make
  • generate
  • create
  • get
  • mother
  • sire

Antonyms

  • break
  • unmake
  • refrain
  • lend

Etymology

  • fader (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fæder (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. Father

noun. God when considered as the first person in the Trinity.

Synonyms

  • Father-God

Antonyms

  • low status

8. father

noun. ['ˈfɑːðɝ'] a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization.

Antonyms

  • stay

Etymology

  • fader (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fæder (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. father

noun. ['ˈfɑːðɝ'] a person who founds or establishes some institution.

Synonyms

  • foundress
  • cofounder
  • founder
  • coloniser
  • beginner
  • originator
  • colonizer
  • conceiver
  • founding father

Antonyms

  • lose
  • bottom out
  • stay in place
  • top out

Etymology

  • fader (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fæder (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. father

noun. ['ˈfɑːðɝ'] the head of an organized crime family.

Synonyms

  • head
  • don
  • top dog

Antonyms

  • hold
  • disappear
  • classical
  • woman

Etymology

  • fader (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fæder (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Synonym.com