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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"

Wiktionary

  1. forefather(Noun)

    Ancestor

    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

Freebase

  1. Forefather

    Forefather are a folk metal band from Surrey, England.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forefather

    fōr′fä-thėr, n. an ancestor.

How to pronounce forefather?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  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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