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Definitions of father

father (ˈfɑːðəʳ Pronunciation for father



  1. (literal, figurative) Vater m ( to sb jdm)
    1. (= leader) Führer m
    2. (= priest) Pater m
      ⇒ like father like son der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm   ⇒ (our) Father Vater m (unser)   ⇒ the Holy Father der Heilige Vater
  2. fathers (plural) (= ancestors) Väter npl

transitive verb

  1. child, cub etc zeugen

Similar Words

= daddy, dad, male parent, patriarch, pop, governor, old man, pa, old boy, papa, sire, pater, biological father, foster father, begetter, paterfamilias, birth father
= founder, author, maker, architect, creator, inventor, originator, prime mover, initiator
= leader, senator, elder, patron, patriarch, guiding light, city father, kaumatua
= sire, parent, conceive, bring to life, beget, procreate, bring into being, give life to, get



  1. (abbreviation) (= Father)
  2. (abbreviation) (= Friar)

'father' in Other Languages

  • Arabic: أَبPronunciation for أَب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: paiPronunciation for pai
  • Chinese: 父亲Pronunciation for 父亲
  • Croatian: otacPronunciation for otac
  • Czech: otecPronunciation for otec
  • Danish: farPronunciation for far
  • Dutch: vaderPronunciation for vader
  • European Spanish: padrePronunciation for padre
  • Finnish: isäPronunciation for isä
  • French: pèrePronunciation for père
  • German: VaterPronunciation for Vater Väter
  • Greek: πατέραςPronunciation for πατέρας
  • Italian: padrePronunciation for padre
  • Japanese: Pronunciation for 父
  • Korean: 아버지Pronunciation for 아버지
  • Norwegian: farPronunciation for far fedre
  • Polish: ojciecPronunciation for ojciec
  • Portuguese: paiPronunciation for pai
  • Romanian: tată tați
  • Russian: отецPronunciation for отец
  • Spanish: padrePronunciation for padre
  • Swedish: farPronunciation for far fäderförälder
  • Thai: พ่อPronunciation for พ่อ
  • Turkish: babaPronunciation for baba
  • Ukrainian: батько
  • Vietnamese: bốPronunciation for bố


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