Antonyms of noun father

1 of 8 senses of father

Sense 1
father, male parent, begetter -- (a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta")
       Antonym of mother (Sense 1)
      => mother, female parent -- (a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun father

8 senses of father

Sense 1
father, male parent, begetter -- (a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta")
       => parent -- (a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian)

Sense 2
forefather, father, sire -- (the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers")
       => ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root -- (someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))

Sense 3
Father, Padre -- (`Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military)
       => priest -- (a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders)
       => title, title of respect, form of address -- (an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title")

Sense 4
Church Father, Father of the Church, Father -- ((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)
       => theologian, theologist, theologizer, theologiser -- (someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology)

Sense 5
father -- (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")
       => leader -- (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

Sense 6
Father, Father-God, Fatherhood -- (God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father")
       INSTANCE OF=> hypostasis, hypostasis of Christ -- (any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united)

Sense 7
founder, beginner, founding father, father -- (a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country")
       => originator, conceiver, mastermind -- (someone who creates new things)

Sense 8
don, father -- (the head of an organized crime family)
       => head, chief, top dog -- (a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb father

1 sense of father

Sense 1
beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth -- (make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

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