['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'.

编辑:马克斯--From WordNet


(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. [1]. Male parent.[2]. Ancestor, forefather, progenitor.[3]. Creator, maker, originator, author, inventor.

v. a. [1]. Adopt.[2]. 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.





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