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father

History a senator or patrician in ancient Rome

Father

1. God, esp when considered as the first person of the Christian Trinity
2. any of the writers on Christian doctrine of the pre-Scholastic period
3. a title used for Christian priests

What does it mean when you dream about your father?

Next to mothers, fathers usually exert the most powerful influence over our psychological makeup. The appearance of the father or a father symbol in a dream is thus extraordinarily difficult to interpret, because the meaning depends so heavily on each individual’s experience with his or her own father. At a general level we can say that fathers represent power, authority, caring, the law, responsibility, and tradition. A father, as one of the co-producers of a new life, is also a creator.

Father

(dreams)
Dreams with fathers in them can be looked at on several different levels. You may be dreaming about your father and expressing your feelings about him in a safe way. Traditionally, a father dream can be seen as symbolizing authority and power. In the dream you may be expressing your attitude about strengths and weaknesses as they relate to your position in life and your general attitude toward society. The image of the father could also represent the “collective consciousness, ” the traditional spirit, and the yang.
References in classic literature ?
She didn't say "perhaps never," but each silently added it, thinking of Father far away, where the fighting was.
The death of her father and mother and the rich acres of land that had come down to her had set a train of suitors on her heels.
The grand-vizir himself was the father of two daughters, of whom the elder was called Scheherazade, and the younger Dinarzade.
The first person I met was her father, who addressed me in the language that all over Barbary and even in Constantinople is the medium between captives and Moors, and is neither Morisco nor Castilian, nor of any other nation, but a mixture of all languages, by means of which we can all understand one another.
Well,' said the father, with an obvious effort, but in very quiet tones, 'what is it?
Come, come," said the young man, "a glass of wine, father, will revive you.
There was a footstool also for her feet,{2} and he set another seat near her for himself, away from the suitors, that she might not be annoyed while eating by their noise and insolence, and that he might ask her more freely about his father.
As a matter of fact, old Prince P-- had just died, and his heirs had dismissed my father from his post; whereupon, since he had a little money privately invested in St.
The venerable Father Ephraim sat in his easy chair, not only hoary headed and infirm with age, but worn down by a lingering disease, which, it was evident, would very soon transfer his patriarchal staff to other hands.
Here, a 2d tremendous rap interrupted my Father in his speech, and somewhat alarmed my Mother and me.
My lord," said the father, "you are not so ill as to make a general confession urgent -- and it will be very fatiguing -- take care.
No, father," she said, gently, "he is a young man without fortune.