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Definition 1: the male head of family or tribe - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for patriarch in the sense of this definition

(patriarch is a kind of ...) the head of a household or family or tribe

(patriarch is a kind of ...) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

Definition 2: any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race - [noun denoting person]

(patriarch is a kind of ...) the founder of a family

"keep the faith of our forefathers"

(... is a kind of patriarch ) any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge

(... is a kind of patriarch ) (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')

(... is a kind of patriarch ) (Old Testament) the 2nd son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel

(... is an instance of patriarch) the Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rain; the story of Noah and the flood is told in the Book of Genesis

(... is an instance of patriarch) (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years

(... is an instance of patriarch) (Old Testament) the fourth son of Jacob who was forebear of one of the tribes of Israel; one of his descendants was to be the Messiah

(... is an instance of patriarch) (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt

(... is an instance of patriarch) (Old Testament) a son of Jacob and a forebear of one of the tribes of Israel

(... is an instance of patriarch) (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes

(... is an instance of patriarch) (Old Testament) the second patriarch; son of Abraham and Sarah who was offered by Abraham as a sacrifice to God; father of Jacob and Esau

(... is an instance of patriarch) (Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel

(... is an instance of patriarch) the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son

"Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each has a special claim on Abraham"

(... is an instance of patriarch) (Old Testment) a son of Jacob and forefather of one of the tribes of Israel

Definition 3: title for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem) - [noun denoting person]

(patriarch is a kind of ...) a leader in religious or sacred affairs

(... is an instance of patriarch) Syrian who was a Christian bishop and Patriarch of Constantinople in the early fifth century; one of the major heresies concerning the doctrine of the hypostasis of Christ was named after him (died in 451)

(... is an instance of patriarch) Patriarch of Constantinople and saint of the Greek Orthodox Church; was condemned by the Fourth Council of Constantinople in 869 but was reinstated by a later pope

Definition 4: a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself - [noun denoting person]

(patriarch is a kind of ...) a man who is very old

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