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ˈfɔrˌfɑ ðər, ˈfoʊr-fore·fa·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forefather, father, sire(noun)

    the founder of a family

    "keep the faith of our forefathers"

  2. forefather(noun)

    person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group

    "our forefathers brought forth a great nation"


  1. forefather(Noun)


    Etymology: Possibly directly from forfaðir.

  2. forefather(Noun)

    Cultural ancestor; one who originated an idea or tradition

    Etymology: Possibly directly from forfaðir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forefather(noun)

    one who precedes another in the line of genealogy in any degree, but usually in a remote degree; an ancestor


  1. Forefather

    Forefather are a folk metal band from Surrey, England.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forefather

    fōr′fä-thėr, n. an ancestor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forefather in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forefather in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
    • A. viverrine
    • B. taper
    • C. rung
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