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

2 senses of founding father

Sense 1
Founding Father -- (a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787)
       => statesman, solon, national leader -- (a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs)

Sense 2
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)

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