Definition of 'father'
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Your father cannot take punches for you. The Sun (2017)My birth father likes to tell me to study hard and listen to my mum and dad. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The father of three is now in a critical condition in a makeshift field clinic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My father was also in considerable pain with his knee due to the extra walking. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Perhaps were afraid of losing your father, family life. Times, Sunday Times (2017)My father just didn't care about any of that. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was tough for my mom because she was a single parent and my father didn't treat her too good. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A devoted husband and father, he often had his family join him on location. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His father says the family had'shut down to just existing and surviving '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His father and family are very proud of him. The Sun (2011)The modern father is said to be in crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or do we lack something that our fathers and mothers had? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The early results suggest that males that carry weeds and sticks tend to father more offspring. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Is it still just anything his father fancies? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The married father of three says he finds time in his busy schedule to play village cricket. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He remembers arguments between his father and other members of the family. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Fathers are also less positive about their relationships than are childless men. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Evidence shows youngsters do better when fathers take an interest in their education. The Sun (2011)The law recognizes and grants legal rights and privileges to biological fathers. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)He was almost like a second father and his advice was always sound. The Sun (2014)The married father of five took on the challenge and steered the society from danger. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My father was a painter and decorator and my mother worked in a hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is a cool rider like his father. The Sun (2013)When you are earning more in a week than your father sometimes earns in a year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My mother was a very creative person and my father was always in the office. The Sun (2009)It's a saying my father quoted. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His grandfather was a union leader and his father a long-serving police officer. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was found by a man while he was helping his elderly mother to clear out her belongings after the death of his father. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My father's parents raised me. Trauma and Recovery (1992)He says: 'My father was very critical and away a lot. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'father'
British English: father /ˈfɑːðə/ NOUN
Your father is your male parent.
His father was a painter.
- American English: father
- Arabic: أَب
- Brazilian Portuguese: pai
- Chinese: 父亲
- Croatian: otac
- Czech: otec
- Danish: far
- Dutch: vader
- European Spanish: padre
- Finnish: isä
- French: père
- German: Vater
- Greek: πατέρας
- Italian: padre
- Japanese: 父
- Korean: 아버지
- Norwegian: far
- Polish: ojciec
- European Portuguese: pai
- Romanian: tată
- Russian: отец
- Spanish: padre
- Swedish: far förälder
- Thai: พ่อ
- Turkish: baba
- Ukrainian: батько
- Vietnamese: bố
Definition of father from the Collins English Dictionary
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