(Christianity) a priest who hears confessions and advises on religious or moral matters
any person to whom one tells private matters
[fah-th er] /ˈfɑ ðər/ noun 1. a male parent. 2. a father-in-law, stepfather, or adoptive father. 3. any male ancestor, especially the founder of a family or line; progenitor. 4. a man who exercises paternal care over other persons; paternal protector or provider: a father to the poor. 5. a person who has originated or […]
noun 1. a man embodying or seeming to embody the qualities of an idealized conception of the male parent, eliciting from others the emotional responses that a child typically has toward its father.
[fast, fahst] /fæst, fɑst/ verb (used without object) 1. to abstain from all food. 2. to eat only sparingly or of certain kinds of food, especially as a religious observance. verb (used with object) 3. to cause to abstain entirely from or limit food; put on a fast: to fast a patient for a day […]
noun 1. a day on which fasting is observed, especially such a day appointed by some ecclesiastical or civil authority.