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father

noun [C]  us   /ˈfɑð·ər/
a male parent: My father retired seven years ago.the father of If you describe a man as the father of something, you mean that he began it, or first made it important: Freud was the father of psychoanalysis. (also Father) The title Father is used by a Christian priest, esp. a Roman Catholic, Episcopal, or Orthodox priest: Father Randall Are you giving a sermon, Father?
fatherhood
noun [U]  us   /ˈfɑð·ərˌhʊd/
Fatherhood is a lifelong responsibility.

father

verb [T]  us   /ˈfɑð·ər/
to become a father by causing a woman to produce a child: to father twins
Translations of “father”
in Arabic أَبّ, والِد…
in Korean 아버지…
in Malaysian bapa, paderi…
in French père, (révérend) Père…
in Turkish baba…
in Italian padre…
in Chinese (Traditional) 父親,爸爸…
in Russian отец…
in Polish ojciec…
in Vietnamese cha, bố, cha cố…
in Spanish padre…
in Portuguese pai…
in Thai บิดา, พระในศาสนาคริสต์, ผู้ริเริ่ม…
in German der Vater, der Pater, der Urheber…
in Catalan pare…
in Japanese 父, お父さん…
in Indonesian ayah, Romo, bapak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 父亲,爸爸…
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