Father Synonyms and Antonyms

A male parent
  1. mother
A civic or tribal elder
  1. patriarch
  2. city-father
  3. dean
  4. solon
A priest, especially a Roman Catholic or Anglican priest
A first form from which varieties arise or imitations are made
An important early Christian
  1. hermit
  2. commentator
  3. gregory
  4. prophet
  5. martyr
  6. patriarch
  7. Doctor of the Church
  8. apostolic father
  9. anti-Nicene father
To be the biological father of
(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
  1. church father
  2. Father of the Church
  1. agnatic
  2. fatherly
  3. filial
  4. paternal
  5. paternalistic
  6. patriarchal
  7. patriclinous
  8. patrilineal
  9. patripotestal
  10. patroclinous
  11. patronymic
  12. putative

Words Related to Father

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