2. fatal, deadly, lethal, mortal, feral, killing, death-dealing; disastrous, ruinous, destructive, destroying, devastating, demolishing; harrowing, dire, black.
3. destined, determined, ordained, fated; certain, inevitable. See - fated (defs. 1, 2).
4. prophetic, prophetical, fatidic, fatidical, apocalyptic, apocalyptical; ominous, portentous, foreboding, bodeful, threatening, ill-boding, ill-omened; inauspicious, unpropitious, unfavorable, unpromising, unlucky, ill-starred, evil-starred.
father, n. 1. male parent, paterfamilias, Brit. Inf. pater, Inf. dad, Inf. daddy, papa, Inf. pop, Sl. old man, Sl. gaffer, Brit. Inf. governor, Fr. pkre, Archaic. sire.
2. ancestor, forefather, forebear, progenitor, primogenitor, Archaic, predecessor.
3. (usu. cap.) God, the Deity, the maker of Heaven and Earth, the first person of the Trinity. See - Deity.
4. Ecclesiastical, priest, abbd, curd, padre, pastor, parson, shepherd, clergyman, Coptic Ch. anba.
5. procreator, begetter, maker; creator, author, originator, generator, initiator, prime mover, founder, architect; inventor, framer, designer.
6. patriarch, elder, leader; provider, protector, patron.
7. precursor, forerunner; prototype, model, exemplar.
-v. 8. beget, sire, procreate, generate, engender, get; breed, propagate, reproduce; bring into being, bring to life, give life to, call into existence, cause to exist.
9. originate, be the author of; make, produce, fashion, fabricate, frame; imagine, conceive, Inf. dream up, Inf. hatch.
10. provide for, support, care for, take care of; take charge of, look after, take the responsibility of; act as a father to, adopt.
fatherhood, n. 1. paternity, fathership, progeni-torship; parenthood, parentage.
2. fatherliness, paternalness, protectiveness,
fatherland, n. native land or soil, motherland, mother country, natal place; home, homeland, country; the old country.
fatherly, adj. paternal, parental, like a father, befitting a father; kind, kindly, caring, beneficent, benevolent, benign; affectionate, tender, demonstrative; sympathetic, understanding, indulgent, obliging, forbearing, well-meaning; protective, shielding, sheltering.
fathom, v. 1. sound, plumb; measure, mark, ascertain.
2. understand, comprehend, grasp, Sl. dig, catch, be hip to; know, see, perceive; sense, divine, intuit; penetrate, probe, search out; get to the bottom of, ferret out, root out, delve.
fathomless, adj. 1. bottomless, soundless, unsounded, unfathomed, plumbless, measureless; abysmal, cavernous, plunging; deep-sea, deep as the sea or ocean, deep as a well.
2. impenetrable, incomprehensible, uncomprehen-sible, past or beyond comprehension, unknowable, inscrutable, unfathomable, incognizable, indecipherable, undecipherable, beyond understanding; obscure, dark, dim, vague, nebulous; mysterious, arcane, inexplicable, unexplainable, insolvable, insoluble, unaccountable, Obs. inextricable; puzzling, enigmatic, enigmatical.
fatigue, n. 1. weariness, tiredness, exhaustion, Obs. fatigation; lassitude, lethargy, Inf. the blahs, languor, listlessness, sluggishness; debility, enervation, prostration; ennui, boredom, tedium, drowsiness, heaviness.