['fɑːðə] or ['fɑðɚ]
(noun.) God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; 'hear our prayers, Heavenly Father'.
(noun.) a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); 'his father was born in Atlanta'.
(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.
(noun.) a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization; 'the tennis fathers ruled in her favor'; 'the city fathers endorsed the proposal'.
(n.) One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
(n.) 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.
(n.) One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
(n.) A respectful mode of address to an old man.
(n.) A senator of ancient Rome.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
(v. t.) To make one's self the father of; to beget.
(v. t.) 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.).
(v. t.) To provide with a father.
n. . Male parent.. Ancestor, forefather, progenitor.. Creator, maker, originator, author, inventor.
v. a. . Adopt.. Assume the authorship of.
To dream of your father, signifies that you are about to be involved in a difficulty, and you will need wise counsel if you extricate yourself therefrom. If he is dead, it denotes that your business is pulling heavily, and you will have to use caution in conducting it. For a young woman to dream of her dead father, portends that her lover will, or is, playing her false.
- Father's a sweeter singer than ever; you'd never have forgotten it, if you'd aheard him just now. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Miss Vye's family is a good one on her mother's side; and her father was a romantic wanderer--a sort of Greek Ulysses. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- But still the disappointed father held a strong lever; and Fred felt as if he were being banished with a malediction. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- I had settled things with father and mother. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- He was born in the tenth year of our marriage, just when I had given up all hope of being a father. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- He had arranged to stop at Frizinghall that night, having occasion to consult his father on business. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- I haven't any sister, or father and mother either. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- If those who had bad fathers and mothers were bad themselves, they were hanged for that. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Sons of white fathers, with all our haughty feelings burning in their veins, will not always be bought and sold and traded. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Seize him and strip him, slaves, said the knight, and let the fathers of his race assist him if they can. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- One of the sons of Murad I embarked on an intrigue with Andronicus, the son of the Greek Emperor, to murder their respective fathers. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- We have known _their_ husbands and fathers laid in prison and kept from them, often enough? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- There follows a history of the fathers and founders of the Hebrew nation, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- They tarried not to bid their fathers and mothers good-bye, or any friend they knew. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.