[noun] a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta" Synonyms:male parent, begetter
[noun] the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers" Synonyms:foresire
[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:Father, Padre
[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 Lation 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, Father of the Church, Father
[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"
[noun] God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father" Synonyms:Father, Father-God, Fatherhood
[noun] a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country" Synonyms:founder, beginner, founding
[noun] the head of an organized crime family Synonyms:don