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Definitions and Synonyms of forefather | Another word for forefather | What is forefather?

Definition 1: the founder of a family - [noun denoting person]

Samples where forefather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • keep the faith of our forefathers

Synonyms for forefather in the sense of this definition

(forefather is a kind of ...) someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

(... is a kind of forefather ) any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race

Definition 2: person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group - [noun denoting person]

Samples where forefather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our forefathers brought forth a great nation

(forefather is a kind of ...) one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)

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