Engelsk ordbog



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Engelsk navneord: father

1. father (om person) a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis father was born in Atlanta.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)begetter, male parent


Mindre specifikke termerparent


Mere specifikke termerdad, dada, daddy, father-in-law, old man, pa, papa, pappa, pater, pop


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)female parent, mother

2. father (om person) the founder of a family


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningKeep the faith of our forefathers.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)forefather, sire


Mindre specifikke termerancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root


Mere specifikke termerpatriarch

3. Father (om person) `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


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)Padre


Mindre specifikke termerform of address, priest, title, title of respect

4. Father (om person) (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


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)Church Father, Father of the Church


Mindre specifikke termertheologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer


Eksempler på forekomster af mere specifikke termerAmbrose, Athanasius, Athanasius the Great, Augustine, Augustine of Hippo, Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, Hieronymus, Irenaeus, Jerome, John Chrysostom, Saint Ambrose, Saint Athanasius, Saint Augustine, Saint Irenaeus, Saint Jerome, St. Ambrose, St. Athanasius, St. Augustine, St. Basil, St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Irenaeus, St. Jerome, St. John Chrysostom


Overordnet emneområdeChristian religion, Christianity

5. father (om person) a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe tennis fathers ruled in her favor.
The city fathers endorsed the proposal.


Mindre specifikke termerleader

6. Father (om person) God when considered as the first person in the Trinity


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHear our prayers, Heavenly Father.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)Father-God, Fatherhood


Eksempler på forekomster af mindre specifikke termerhypostasis, hypostasis of Christ

7. father (om person) a person who founds or establishes some institution


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningGeorge Washington is the father of his country.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)beginner, founder, founding father


Mindre specifikke termerconceiver, mastermind, originator


Mere specifikke termercofounder, coloniser, colonizer, foundress

8. father (om person) the head of an organized crime family


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)don


Mindre specifikke termerchief, head, top dog


Engelsk udsagnsord: father

1. father (i anatomi) make children


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAbraham begot Isaac.
Men often father children but don't recognize them.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)beget, bring forth, engender, generate, get, mother, sire


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termercreate, make









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