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fa·ther·ly

 (fä′thər-lē)
adj.
1. Of, like, or appropriate to a father: fatherly love.
2. Showing the affection of a father.
adv.
In a manner befitting a father.

fa′ther·li·ness n.

fatherly

(ˈfɑːðəlɪ)
adj
of, resembling, or suitable to a father
ˈfatherliness n

fa•ther•ly

(ˈfɑ ðər li)

adj.
1. of, like, or befitting a father.
adv.
2. in the manner of a father.
[before 1000]
fa′ther•li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fatherly - like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective
paternal - characteristic of a father

fatherly

fatherly

adjective
Like a father:
Translations
أَبَوي
otcovský
faderlig
isällinen
atyai
föîurlegur
baba gibibabacan

fatherly

[ˈfɑːðəlɪ] ADJ [person] → paternal; [advice, behaviour] → paterno

fatherly

[ˈfɑːðərli] adj [person, figure] → paternel(le); [advice] → paternel(le)Father's Day nfête f des Pères

fatherly

adjväterlich, wie ein Vater

fatherly

[ˈfɑːðəlɪ] adjpaterno/a

father

(ˈfaːðə) noun
1. a male parent, especially human. Mr Smith is her father.
2. (with capital) the title of a (usually Roman Catholic) priest. I met Father Sullivan this morning.
3. a person who begins, invents or first makes something. King Alfred was the father of the English navy.
verb
to be the father of. King Charles II fathered a number of children.
ˈfatherhood noun
the state or condition of being a father. Now that the children are older I am enjoying fatherhood.
ˈfatherly adjective
like a father. He showed a fatherly interest in his friend's child.
ˈfather-in-law noun
the father of one's wife or husband.
References in classic literature ?
Blifil, therefore, after a very short hesitation, answered Mr Allworthy, that matrimony was a subject on which he had not yet thought; but that he was so sensible of his friendly and fatherly care, that he should in all things submit himself to his pleasure.
Irwine felt it hard upon him that he should have to tell of Arthur's sad part in the story of sin and sorrow--he who cared for Arthur with fatherly affection, who had cared for him with fatherly pride.
It would require a pretty good scholar in arithmetic to tell how many stripes he had inflicted, and how many birch rods he had worn out, during all that time, in his fatherly tenderness for his pupils.
I knew that our worthy captain, who felt, such a paternal solicitude for the welfare of his crew, would not willingly consent that one of his best hands should encounter the perils of a sojourn among the natives of a barbarous island; and I was certain that in the event of my disappearance, his fatherly anxiety would prompt him to offer, by way of a reward, yard upon yard of gaily printed calico for my apprehension.
After his customary cheerful and fatherly greeting of Rose, who was rather a favourite with the old gentleman, he turned somewhat sternly to me:-
This expression in the marshal's face was particularly touching to Levin, because, only the day before, he had been at his house about his trustee business and had seen him in all his grandeur, a kind-hearted, fatherly man.
She was still the desire of his eyes; but the sweet spring of fatherly love was now mingled with bitterness, like everything else.
At the altered tone of his voice -- altered to a quiet, fatherly seriousness -Magdalen's arms clung round him closer than before.
She attempted to take her hand away, but he closed on it with a protecting, fatherly clasp.
A faint smile flickers over his face; he lays his hand in a gentle, fatherly way on my shoulder.
He rolled his eyes ecstatically for a moment, then beamed upon them with a fatherly air.
Alec drew her close beside him with such a fatherly look and tone that she felt it would be very easy to love and obey him, since he knew how to mix praise and blame so pleasantly together.