Definition of Housefather

1. Noun. A man in charge of children in an institution.

Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man



Definition of Housefather

1. Noun. The father of a family; the male head of household, or of any collection of persons living as a family or in common, as in a primative community. ¹

2. Noun. A man in charge of a house in a boarding school ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Housefather

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Housefather

housecleaned
housecleaner
housecleaners
housecleaning
housecleanings
housecleans
housecoat
housecoats
housecraft
housed
housedog
housedoor
housedoors
housedress
housedresses
housefather (current term)
housefathers
houseflies
housefloor
housefloors
housefly
housefront
housefronts
houseful
housefuls
houseguest
houseguests
household
household appliance
household articles

Literary usage of Housefather

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Seed-grains of Prayer: A Manual for Evangelical Christians by Wilhelm Löhe, Henry Eyster Jacobs, H. A.. Weller (1914)
"Into Thy hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, 0 Lord God of truth. Ps. 31:5. B. MORNING PRAYERS. 10. As a housefather Should Teach His Family to ..."

2. The Fortnightly Review (1872)
"It is generally understood that the housefather is to be the oldest man in the ... Consequently, when a housefather feels that he is getting too old he ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1865)
"... before the uncle and niece could rise, the door was opened by a prosperous apple-faced dame, exclaiming in a hasty whisper, “housefather, 0 housefather, ..."

4. The State of Prisons and of Child-saving Institutions in the Civilized World by Enoch Cobb Wines (1879)
"The housefather and his wife must be the living order of such an institution. ... In the smaller institutions the housefather is the main teacher; ..."

5. Chronicon Ephratense: A History of the Community of Seventh Day Baptists at by Lamech, Brother Lamech, Johann Peter Miller, Joseph Maximillian Hark (1889)
"Among the rest, a housefather sold his property, and, in apostolic wise, laid the price thereof at the Superintendent's feet; who used it for God's glory, ..."

6. A History of Politics by Edward Jenks (1900)
"And each man is responsible only to the head of his immediate group — the son, wife or slave to the housefather, the housefather to the head of his clan, ..."

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