Wicca vs Father - What's the difference?

wicca | father |


As nouns the difference between wicca and father

is that wicca is wicca (neo-pagan religion) while father is a (generally human) male who begets a child.

As a verb father is

to be a father to; to sire.

wicca

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A neopagan religion first popularised in 1954 by British civil servant , involving the worship of God and Goddess and the observance of eight Sabbats.
  • Hyponyms

    * Eclectic Wicca, Alexandrian Wicca, Gardnerian Wicca, Odyssean Wicca, Dianic Wicca, Celtic Wicca, Faery Wicca

    Derived terms

    * Wiccan, Wiccanism, Wiccanist *Wiccanize, Wiccanizing *Wiccaphobia, wiccaphobe

    See also

    * (Wicca) * (Witchcraft)

    References

    father

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A (generally human) male who begets a child.
  • * Bible, Proverbs x. 1
  • A wise son maketh a glad father .
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  • 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

    Antonyms

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

    Hypernyms

    * (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

    Verb

    (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 *

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