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  1. fother(Noun)

    a wagonload; a load of any sort.

  2. fother(Noun)

    an old English measure of lead or other metals, usually containing 19.5 hundredweight; a fodder.

  3. fother(Noun)

    Food for animals.

  4. fother(Verb)

    To feed animals (with fother).

  5. fother(Verb)

    To stop a leak with oakum or old rope (often by drawing a sail under the hull).

  6. Origin: From Old Norse fóðr, but see fōdor, from fōdran (compare voer 'pasture, fodder', Futter 'feed', foder), from *fōda 'food', from pat- 'to feed'. More at food.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fother(noun)

    a wagonload; a load of any sort

  2. Fother(noun)

    see Fodder, a unit of weight

  3. Fother(verb)

    to stop (a leak in a ship at sea) by drawing under its bottom a thrummed sail, so that the pressure of the water may force it into the crack

  4. Origin: [OE. fother, foder, AS. fer a cartload; akin to G. fuder a cartload, a unit of measure, OHG. fuodar, D. voeder, and perh. to E. fathom, or cf. Skr. ptr vessel, dish. Cf. Fodder a fother.]


  1. Fother

    Fother is an old unit originally a cart-load, but through transference became a measurement for a quantity of lead. It was defined in different ways at different places and times, being about equal to a ton or somewhat more.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fother

    foth′ėr, v.t. to stop or lessen a leak in a ship's bottom whilst afloat by means of a heavy sail closely thrummed with yarn and oakum. [Perh. from Dut. voederen (mod. voeren) or Low Ger. fodern, to line.]

  2. Fother

    foth′ėr, n. a load, quantity: a definite weight—of lead, 19½ cwt. [A.S. fóðer; Ger. fuder.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fother in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fother in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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