Father vs Far - What's the difference?

father | far |

As a proper noun father

is (christianity) god, the father of creation.

As a noun far is

accident, anger, calamity or far can be sheep.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A (generally human) male who begets a child.
  • * Bible, Proverbs x. 1
  • A wise son maketh a glad father .
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=When this conversation was repeated in detail within the hearing of the young woman in question, and undoubtedly for his benefit, Mr. Trevor threw shame to the winds and scandalized the Misses Brewster then and there by proclaiming his father to have been a country storekeeper.}}
  • A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor.
  • * Bible, 1 Kings ii. 10
  • David slept with his fathers .
  • * Bible, Rom. iv. 16
  • Abraham, who is the father of us all
  • * Shakespeare
  • Bless you, good father friar!
  • A person who plays the role of a father in some way.
  • * Bible, Job xxix. 16
  • I was a father to the poor.
  • * Bible, Genesis xiv. 8
  • He hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house.
  • The founder of a discipline or science.
  • A senator of Ancient Rome.
  • Synonyms

    * (parent) See also


    * (with regards to gender) mother * (with regards to ancestry) son, daughter, child


    * (a male parent) parent

    Derived terms

    * Father Christmas * Father of Lies * Father Time * Father's Day * fatherhood * father-in-law * fatherland * fatherless * fatherliness * fatherly * forefather * godfather * God the Father * grandfather * great-grandfather * Heavenly Father * how's your father * * stepfather


    (en verb)
  • To be a father to; to sire.
  • * 1592 , v 4
  • Well, go to; we'll have no bastards live; Especially since Charles must father it.
  • (figuratively) To give rise to.
  • * 1610 — ii 2
  • Cowards father cowards and base things sire base.
  • To act as a father; to support and nurture.
  • * 1610 — iv 2
  • Ay, good youth! And rather father thee than master thee.
  • To provide with a father.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Think you I am no stronger than my sex, / Being so fathered and so husbanded?
  • To adopt as one's own.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Men of wit / Often fathered what he writ.

    See also

    * beget * grandpa * pater * paternal *





    (wikipedia far)


  • Remote in space.
  • Remote in time.
  • Long.
  • More remote or longer of two.
  • * , chapter=19
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=At the far end of the houses the head gardener stood waiting for his mistress, and he gave her strips of bass to tie up her nosegay. This she did slowly and laboriously, with knuckly old fingers that shook.}}
  • Extreme.
  • Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
  • * F. Anstey
  • He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther.
  • (computing, not comparable) Outside the currently selected segment in a segmented memory architecture.
  • Antonyms
    * (remote in space) close, near

    Derived terms

    * afar * as far as * by far * faraway * far from * far off * how far * so far * thus far


  • Distant in space, time or degree.
  • :
  • *
  • *:It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm, with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.
  • To or from a great distance, time, or degree.
  • :
  • (lb) Very much.
  • :
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 5, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , passage=The Reds were on the back foot early on when a catalogue of defensive errors led to Ramires giving Chelsea the lead. Jay Spearing conceded possession in midfield and Ramires escaped Jose Enrique far too easily before scoring at the near post with a shot Reina should have saved.}}


    (en noun)
  • Spelt (type of wheat).
  • A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
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