Textual thesaurus for "father"

(noun) Father, Father-God, Fatherhood

God when considered as the first person in the Trinity

hear our prayers, Heavenly Father

(noun) Church Father, Father, Father of the Church

(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

(noun) don

the head of an organized crime family

(noun) male parent, begetter

a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

his father was born in Atlanta

(noun) Padre, Father

`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) sire, forefather

the founder of a family

keep the faith of our forefathers

(noun) founder, founding father, beginner

a person who founds or establishes some institution

George Washington is the father of his country

(verb) mother, generate, engender, sire, get, bring forth, beget

make children

Abraham begot Isaac; Men often father children but don't recognize them