[n] God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"
[n] an early writer accepted as an authority on the teachings and practices of the Christian church
[n] a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"
[n] `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially Roman or Orthodox Catholic); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
[n] a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization; "the tennis fathers ruled in her favor"; "the city fathers endorsed the proposal"
[n] the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"
[n] a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"
[v] make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
beget, begetter, beginner, bring forth, Church Father, engender, Father-God, forefather, founder, founding father, generate, get, male parent, mother, Padre, sire, sire
ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, authority, cofounder, coloniser, colonizer, conceiver, create, dad, dada, daddy, father-in-law, foundress, hypostasis, leader, make, mastermind, old man, originator, pa, papa, pappa, parent, pater, patriarch, pop, priest, root