a father is a noun that is defined as a male parent of a child (or parent figure). It can also refer to someone who is a leader or an originator in a certain field. Functionally, it functions as a subject, object, or possessive pronoun in a sentence.
fathers in a legal and social sense have access to certain rights and obligations that other people don't. Additionally, the term can also be used to signify something that is or was the original root or source of something, such as in the phrase 'the father of the modern computer.'
1. My father always encouraged me to pursue my dreams.
2. I found myself in the unique position of being a father and a mentor at the same time.
3. The father of the child was nowhere to be found.
as a noun, the term 'father' should generally be used to refer to the male parent of a child. It should not be used to refer to someone’s husband, or to someone who is not officially the parent of the child.