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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 ?
It was a cheerful, hopeful letter, full of lively descriptions of camp life, marches, and military news, and only at the end did the writer's heart over-flow with fatherly love and longing for the little girls at home.
Pyncheon's scruples, whether of conscience, pride, or fatherly affection, he at length ordered his daughter to be called.
Tom regarded his gay, airy, handsome young master with an odd mixture of fealty, reverence, and fatherly solicitude.
I suppose I should now entertain none but fatherly feelings for you: do you think so?
He had a fatherly, benignant way of showing his fondness for her, which seemed in itself to express a good man.
He stood aloof, because he wished to avoid suggesting himself as a subject for the Squire's fatherly jokes in connection with matrimony and Miss Nancy Lammeter's beauty, which were likely to become more and more explicit.
Holy Father,'' said the chief Outlaw, ``it grieves me to think that you have met with such usage from any of my followers, as calls for your fatherly reprehension.
On reading the letter my voice failed me, and still more when I heard my father say, 'Two days hence thou wilt depart, Cardenio, in accordance with the duke's wish, and give thanks to God who is opening a road to thee by which thou mayest attain what I know thou dost deserve; and to these words he added others of fatherly counsel.
There's nothing like a dram for ye - if ye'll take my advice of it; and bein' as it's Christmas, I'm no' saying,' he added, with a fatherly smile, 'but what I would join ye mysel'.
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.
He hated to see the fellow lift the pewter pint to his mouth in the bar of the Royal George on market-day, and the mere sight of him on the other side of the road brought a severe and critical expression into his black eyes, as different as possible from the fatherly glance he bent on his two nieces as they approached the door.
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.