father

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father

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Singular
father

Plural
fathers

A father and his girl
  1. (countable) The father of a person is the man who is one of that person's parents.
    The father of Bill Smith IV is Bill Smith III.

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Members of a family (edit)

parent: father - mother | spouse: husband - wife | child: son - daughter | sibling: brother - sister | uncle | aunt | nephew | niece | cousin | grandparent: grandfather - grandmother | grandchild: grandson - granddaughter

Verb[change]

Plain form
father

Third-person singular
fathers

Past tense
fathered

Past participle
fathered

Present participle
fathering

  1. To have children (only applies to males)
    He fathered six children in six years.

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