- 1 father somebody to become the father of a child by making a woman pregnant He fathered 3 children with his first wife and 2 with his second wife.
- 2father something to create new ideas or a new way of doing something
NAmE//ˈfɑðər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they father
he / she / it fathers
past simple fathered
-ing form fathering