`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
a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization
a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
the founder of a family
a person who founds or establishes some institution
the head of an organized crime family
God when considered as the first person in the Trinity
(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
make (offspring) by reproduction
One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family;
One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
A respectful mode of address to an old man.
A senator of ancient rome.
A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor (called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after christ;
One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.
The supreme being and creator; god; in theology, the first person in the trinity.
To make one's self the father of; to beget.
To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for (a statement, policy, etc.).