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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fah-th er]
    • /ˈfɑ ðər/
    • /ˈfɑː.ðər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fah-th er]
    • /ˈfɑ ðər/

Definitions of fathered word

  • noun fathered a male parent. 1
  • noun fathered a father-in-law, stepfather, or adoptive father. 1
  • noun fathered any male ancestor, especially the founder of a family or line; progenitor. 1
  • noun fathered a man who exercises paternal care over other persons; paternal protector or provider: a father to the poor. 1
  • noun fathered a person who has originated or established something: the father of modern psychology; the founding fathers. 1
  • noun fathered a precursor, prototype, or early form: The horseless carriage was the father of the modern automobile. 1

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Origin of fathered

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fader, Old English fæder; cognate with German Vater, Latin pater, Greek patḗr, Sanskrit pitar, Old Irish athir, Armenian hayr

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Parts of speech for Fathered


fathered popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fathered usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fathered

noun fathered

  • popped — to make a short, quick, explosive sound: The cork popped.
  • parented — a father or a mother.
  • sired — the male parent of a quadruped.
  • sourced — any thing or place from which something comes, arises, or is obtained; origin: Which foods are sources of calcium?
  • foundered — (of a ship, boat, etc.) to fill with water and sink.

verb fathered

  • begot — Begot is the past tense of beget.
  • engendered — Simple past tense and past participle of engender.
  • got — a simple past tense and past participle of get.
  • conceived — to form (a notion, opinion, purpose, etc.): He conceived the project while he was on vacation.
  • created — to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.

Antonyms for fathered

noun fathered

  • effected — something that is produced by an agency or cause; result; consequence: Exposure to the sun had the effect of toughening his skin.
  • ended — Simple past tense and past participle of end.
  • resulted — to spring, arise, or proceed as a consequence of actions, circumstances, premises, etc.; be the outcome.

verb fathered

  • destroyed — to reduce (an object) to useless fragments, a useless form, or remains, as by rending, burning, or dissolving; injure beyond repair or renewal; demolish; ruin; annihilate.
  • finished — ended or completed.
  • ruinedruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay: We visited the ruins of ancient Greece.
  • stopped — to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running.

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