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(--- Archaic) A person of authority; man of high rank
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  1. (--- Archaic) A person of authority; man of high rank
  2. The plant or gamete responsible for fertilizing an ovule that develops into a seed.
  3. (Archaic) Used as a form of address for a superior, especially a king.
A man who is the head of a household or the father of a family.
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  1. A man who is the head of a household or the father of a family.
A sudden sharp, explosive sound.
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  1. A sudden sharp, explosive sound.
  2. (Colloquial) Affectionate form of father.
  3. (Baseball) A pop fly.
A pops orchestra, a pops concert, or a series of pops concerts
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  1. A pops orchestra, a pops concert, or a series of pops concerts
  2. see pop
  3. Plural form of Pop
The jurisdictional head of any of certain other churches, as the Coptic, Nestorian, Armenian, etc.
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  1. The jurisdictional head of any of certain other churches, as the Coptic, Nestorian, Armenian, etc.
  2. A very old, venerable man; an elder.
  3. One who is regarded as the founder or original head of an enterprise, organization, or tradition.
Someone who originates, creates or founds something.
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A source from which something develops; originator or precursor
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  1. A source from which something develops; originator or precursor
  2. A direct ancestor.
  3. A forefather; ancestor in direct line
(Figuratively) One who originates or creates something.
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  1. (Figuratively) One who originates or creates something.
A person from whom one is descended; an ancestor.
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  1. A person from whom one is descended; an ancestor.
  2. An ancestor
Cultural ancestor; one who originated an idea or tradition.
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  1. Cultural ancestor; one who originated an idea or tradition.
  2. A person who is from an earlier time and has originated or contributed to a common tradition shared by a particular group.
  3. An ancestor
(Figuratively) An originator; a creator.
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Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
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  1. Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
  2. A forerunner or predecessor.
  3. Any person from whom one is descended, esp. one earlier in a family line than a grandparent; forefather; forebear
(Colloquial, regional) grandfather
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  1. (Colloquial, regional) grandfather
  2. (Colloquial, regional) father
  3. (Informal) one's grandfather
(Chiefly Brit., Informal) Father
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  1. (Chiefly Brit., Informal) Father
  1. Founding father
  2. A person who founds, or casts, metals, glass, etc.
  3. One who establishes something or formulates the basis for something:
A person who invents; esp., one who devises a new contrivance, method, etc.
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  1. A person who invents; esp., one who devises a new contrivance, method, etc.
A business firm or other agency that alone or with others pays the costs of a radio or television program on which it advertises or promotes something
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  1. A business firm or other agency that alone or with others pays the costs of a radio or television program on which it advertises or promotes something
  2. In some Christian denominations, a person who acts as patron for someone being confirmed
  3. A person or agency that undertakes certain responsibilities in connection with some other person or some group or activity, as in being a proponent, endorser, advisor, underwriter, surety, etc.
(Genetics) The region of an operon that acts as the initial binding site for RNA polymerase.
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  1. (Genetics) The region of an operon that acts as the initial binding site for RNA polymerase.
  2. (Genetics) The section of DNA that controls the initiation of RNA transcription as a product of a gene.
  3. A person or thing that promotes; specif., a person who begins, secures financing for, and helps to organize an undertaking, as a business or a sports event
A person or firm that publishes, esp. one whose business is the publishing of books, newspapers, magazines, printed music, etc.
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  1. A person or firm that publishes, esp. one whose business is the publishing of books, newspapers, magazines, printed music, etc.
  2. A person or business that produces and distributes something, such as a book or magazine, in printed or electronic form.
Someone or something that introduces.
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  1. Someone or something that introduces.
(Heraldry) An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
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  1. (Heraldry) An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
  2. One that supports, as a structural member of a building.
  3. A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement; an adherent.
An originator or creator, as of a theory or plan.
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  1. An originator or creator, as of a theory or plan.
  2. One who writes or constructs an electronic document or system, such as a website.
  3. A writer of a book, article, etc.; often specif., a person whose profession is writing books
One who creates
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  1. One who creates
  2. One that creates:
  3. God. Used with the.
A municipal official, such as a council member.
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  1. A municipal official, such as a council member.
  2. A senior municipal official, especially elected officials such as a mayor, a controller, or a municipal legislator.
  3. Any of the important officials of a city, as a councilman or alderman
An official of a school, college, or university, esp. one in charge of students, faculty, or a division of studies
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  1. An official of a school, college, or university, esp. one in charge of students, faculty, or a division of studies
  2. The senior member of a body or group:
  3. A title afforded to a dean.
Athenian lawgiver and poet. His reforms preserved a class system based on wealth but ended privilege by birth.
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  1. Athenian lawgiver and poet. His reforms preserved a class system based on wealth but ended privilege by birth.
  2. A wise legislator or lawgiver.
  3. An ancient Athenian statesman and lawgiver, one of the Seven Sages (c.630-c.560 BC).
A taxonomic genus within the family Sturnidae "” the rosy starling.
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  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Sturnidae "” the rosy starling.
  2. A person, as a priest or minister, in spiritual and jurisdictional charge of a parish, church, congregation, or community
  3. A Christian minister or priest having spiritual charge over a congregation or other group.
A member of the clergy
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  1. A member of the clergy
  2. A minister or priest; a cleric.
An Anglican cleric with full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector.
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  1. An Anglican cleric with full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law; a rector.
  2. A member of the clergy, especially a Protestant minister.
  3. An Anglican minister in charge of a parish; rector
(Baseball) A player on the team the "San Diego Padres".
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  1. (Baseball) A player on the team the "San Diego Padres".
  2. Father: the title of a priest in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Latin America
  3. (Informal) A priest or chaplain
A cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.
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  1. A cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.
  2. A person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary existence; a recluse.
  3. A person who lives alone in a lonely or secluded spot, often from religious motives; recluse
A person who reports, analyzes, and evaluates news events and trends on radio or television
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  1. A person who reports, analyzes, and evaluates news events and trends on radio or television
  2. A person who comments; especially someone who is paid to give his/her opinions in the media about current affairs, sports, etc.
  3. A broadcaster or writer who reports and analyzes events in the news.
(Person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Greg; var. Gregg; equiv. Fr. Grégoire, Ger. & Scand. Gregor, It. & Sp. Gregorio
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  1. (Person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Greg; var. Gregg; equiv. Fr. Grégoire, Ger. & Scand. Gregor, It. & Sp. Gregorio
A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.
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  1. A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.
  2. The second of the three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures, comprising the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve. Used with the.
  3. One of the highest-ranking leaders of the Mormon church, considered by the faithful to be divinely inspired, and responsible for establishing and revising doctrine.
A person who assumes an attitude of self-sacrifice or suffering in order to arouse feelings of pity, guilt, etc. in others
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  1. A person who assumes an attitude of self-sacrifice or suffering in order to arouse feelings of pity, guilt, etc. in others
  2. A person who suffers great pain or misery for a long time
  3. One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles.
A bishop in the early Christian Church, esp. a bishop of Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, or Jerusalem
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  1. A bishop in the early Christian Church, esp. a bishop of Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, or Jerusalem
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) A bishop who holds the highest episcopal rank after the pope.
  3. (--- Eastern Orthodox Ch.) The highest-ranking bishop at Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Moscow, Bucharest, etc.
A church father of the first or second century ad who was believed to have received personal instruction from the 12 Apostles or from their disciples.
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  1. A church father of the first or second century ad who was believed to have received personal instruction from the 12 Apostles or from their disciples.
(Person, proper) God
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One who creates
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  1. One who creates
  2. One that creates:
  3. God. Used with the.
An originator or creator, as of a theory or plan.
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  1. An originator or creator, as of a theory or plan.
  2. One who writes or constructs an electronic document or system, such as a website.
  3. A writer of a book, article, etc.; often specif., a person whose profession is writing books
Old Mr. ____
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  1. Old Mr. ____
  2. The commanding officer, especially of a US naval vessel.
  3. Any man in authority, as the head of a company, the captain of a vessel, or a military commander
Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
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  1. Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
  2. (Law) The deceased person from whom an estate has been inherited
  3. One, such as a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, who precedes another in lineage.
One that precedes another.
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  1. One that precedes another.
  2. (Grammar) The word, phrase, or clause that determines what a pronoun refers to, as the children in The teacher asked the children where they were going.
  3. (Gram.) The word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers
An ancestor
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  1. An ancestor
  2. The position or state of being dominant or in control:
  3. (Astrol.) The sign of the zodiac just above the eastern horizon at any given moment, specif. at the time of one's birth
An ancestor
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  1. An ancestor
  2. A person from whom one is descended; an ancestor.
  1. Ancestor .
  2. Cultural ancestor; one who originated an idea or tradition.
  3. A person who is from an earlier time and has originated or contributed to a common tradition shared by a particular group.
A female ancestor
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  1. A female ancestor
  2. A woman ancestor.
A woman whose egg unites with a sperm, producing an embryo.
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  1. A woman whose egg unites with a sperm, producing an embryo.
  2. A woman who gives birth to a child.
  3. (Short for) mother of vinegar
A source or cause; an origin:
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  1. A source or cause; an origin:
  2. A female person whose egg unites with a sperm or a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child or the birth of a child.
  3. A mother or father
A direct ancestor.
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  1. A direct ancestor.
  2. A forefather; ancestor in direct line
  3. A source from which something develops; originator or precursor
Something that has been succeeded by another:
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  1. Something that has been succeeded by another:
  2. An ancestor; forefather
  3. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
One that plans, devises, or organizes something:
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  1. One that plans, devises, or organizes something:
  2. A professional who designs buildings or other structures, or who prepares plans and superintends construction.
  3. A person whose profession is designing and drawing up plans for buildings, bridges, etc. and generally supervising the construction
A person who makes or originates something; creator; originator
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  1. A person who makes or originates something; creator; originator
  2. One who writes or constructs an electronic document or system, such as a website.
  3. A writer of a book, article, etc.; often specif., a person whose profession is writing books
One who creates
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  1. One who creates
  2. One that creates:
  3. God. Used with the.
A person who organizes a risky activity of any kind and acts substantially in the manner of a business entrepreneur.
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  1. A person who organizes a risky activity of any kind and acts substantially in the manner of a business entrepreneur.
  1. Founding father
  2. One who establishes something or formulates the basis for something:
  3. A person who founds, or casts, metals, glass, etc.
A person who invents; esp., one who devises a new contrivance, method, etc.
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  1. A person who invents; esp., one who devises a new contrivance, method, etc.
One that makes or manufactures. Often used in combination:
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  1. One that makes or manufactures. Often used in combination:
  2. A person who executes, as by signing, a check, contract, etc.; specif., a person who signs a promissory note
  3. God. Often used with a possessive adjective:
A parent company.
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  1. A parent company.
  2. A source or cause; an origin:
  3. A female person whose egg unites with a sperm or a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child or the birth of a child.
The oldest individual of a class or group
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  1. The oldest individual of a class or group
  2. Used formerly as a title for the bishops of Rome, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexandria.
  3. A person regarded as the founder or father of a colony, religion, business, etc.
In Jungian psychology, any of several innate ideas or patterns in the psyche, expressed in dreams, art, etc. as certain basic symbols or images
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  1. In Jungian psychology, any of several innate ideas or patterns in the psyche, expressed in dreams, art, etc. as certain basic symbols or images
  2. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious.
  3. An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype:
A special official appointed by a court to assist it, typically by making findings or rulings pertaining to matters specified by the court, typically, a “master” in divorce or custody, or a “master” to render an accounting; sometimes referred to as a “special master”.
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  1. A special official appointed by a court to assist it, typically by making findings or rulings pertaining to matters specified by the court, typically, a “master” in divorce or custody, or a “master” to render an accounting; sometimes referred to as a “special master”.
  2. Used as a courtesy title before the given or full name of a boy not considered old enough to be addressed as Mister.
  3. An original, such as an original document or audio recording, from which copies can be made.
A pristine form or primary type that has given rise to varieties
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  1. A pristine form or primary type that has given rise to varieties
  2. A first form or model from which others are made or developed:
  3. An authentic work of art:
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  1. (Biol.) energid
  2. (Bot.) A unit of protoplasm, such as makes up a single cell exclusive of the cell wall
  3. A thing or being that is the first of its kind
An early sample or model built to test a concept or process
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  1. An early sample or model built to test a concept or process
  2. The first thing or being of its kind; original; model; pattern; archetype
  3. An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard:
To cause to exist or occur; produce:
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  1. To cause to exist or occur; produce:
  2. To produce (offspring) by sexual reproduction. Used especially of a man.
  3. To bring into being; produce
To rear or train; bring up:
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  1. To rear or train; bring up:
  2. To produce offspring; give birth to or hatch.
  3. To bring up, train, or educate
To work for gain or profit; make money:
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  1. To work for gain or profit; make money:
  2. To go and bring
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To beget or conceive (offspring).
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  1. To beget or conceive (offspring).
  2. To produce or bring into existence
  3. To originate, create or produce something.
To beget
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  1. To beget
  2. To be the male individual or gamete producing (an animal's offspring or a plant's seed) through sexual reproduction:
  3. To be the biological father of (a child).
To cause to exist or occur; produce:
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  1. To cause to exist or occur; produce:
  2. To produce (offspring) by sexual reproduction. Used especially of a man.
  3. To bring into being; produce
To rear or train; bring up:
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  1. To rear or train; bring up:
  2. To produce offspring; give birth to or hatch.
  3. To bring up, train, or educate
To give rise to; produce:
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  1. To give rise to; produce:
  2. To produce through artistic or imaginative effort:
  3. To cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
(Critical theory) To endow with gender; to create gender or enhance the importance of gender. [from 20th c.]
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  1. (Critical theory) To endow with gender; to create gender or enhance the importance of gender. [from 20th c.]
  2. To bring into existence; give rise to:
  3. To bring into being; bring about; cause; produce
To bring forth (young) from an egg or eggs by applying warmth
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  1. To bring forth (young) from an egg or eggs by applying warmth
  2. To emerge from or break out of an egg.
  3. To bring (a plan, idea, etc.) into existence; esp., to plan in a secret or underhanded way; plot
To rise or accumulate:
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  1. To rise or accumulate:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To draw up and execute in a suitable form:
To come into being; begin; start
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  1. To come into being; begin; start
  2. To bring into being; create or start:
  3. To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
To act as a parent to; raise and nurture:
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  1. To act as a parent to; raise and nurture:
  2. To cause to come into existence; originate.
To produce (offspring); reproduce.
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  1. To produce (offspring); reproduce.
  2. To produce or bring into existence
  3. To originate, create or produce something.
To get (a play, film, TV program, etc.) ready for presentation to the public
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  1. To get (a play, film, TV program, etc.) ready for presentation to the public
  2. To make or yield products or a product:
  3. To make or manufacture
To beget
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  1. To beget
  2. To be the male individual or gamete producing (an animal's offspring or a plant's seed) through sexual reproduction:
  3. To be the biological father of (a child).
To produce or deposit (spawn).
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  1. To produce or deposit (spawn).
  2. To bring forth or be the source of (esp. something regarded with contempt and produced in great numbers)
  3. To produce or give rise to:
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