a male who replaces an absent father and becomes an object of attachment.
noun, Psychology. 1. a male who replaces an absent father and becomes an object of attachment.
noun 1. the personification of time as an old man, usually in a white robe, having a white beard, and carrying a scythe. noun 1. time personified as an old bearded man, usually carrying a scythe and an hourglass
[fath -uh-gram] /ˈfæð əˌgræm/ noun 1. the record made by a sonic depth finder.
[fath -uh m] /ˈfæð əm/ noun, plural fathoms (especially collectively) fathom. 1. a unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters): used chiefly in nautical measurements. Abbreviation: fath. verb (used with object) 2. to measure the depth of by means of a sounding line; sound. 3. to penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand: […]