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English definition of “father”

father

noun [C]    /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    /ˈfɑð·ərˌhʊd/ noun [U] Fatherhood is a lifelong responsibility .
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