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Crossword Puzzle Solutions for: ?ATHER


United States writer who wrote about frontier life (1873-1947)


(n.) One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
(n.) A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; -- in the plural, fathers, ancestors.
(n.) One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
(n.) A respectful mode of address to an old man.
(n.) A senator of ancient Rome.
(n.) A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor (called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
(n.) One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; -- often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
(n.) One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.
(n.) The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
(v. t.) To make one's self the father of; to beget.
(v. t.) To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for (a statement, policy, etc.).
(v. t.) To provide with a father.


(n.) A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
(n.) The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
(n.) The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
(v. i.) To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
(v. i.) To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
(v. i.) To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.
(v. i.) To collect or bring things together.
(v. t.) To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.
(v. t.) To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.
(v. t.) To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
(v. t.) To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle.
(v. t.) To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.
(v. t.) To gain; to win.
(v. t.) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.
(v. t.) To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.


(n.) Foam or froth made by soap moistened with water.
(n.) Foam from profuse sweating, as of a horse.
(n.) To spread over with lather; as, to lather the face.
(v. i.) To form lather, or a froth like lather; to accumulate foam from profuse sweating, as a horse.
(v. t.) To beat severely with a thong, strap, or the like; to flog.


(a.) Prior; earlier; former.
(a.) Earlier; sooner; before.
(a.) More readily or willingly; preferably.
(a.) On the other hand; to the contrary of what was said or suggested; instead.
(a.) Of two alternatives conceived of, this by preference to, or as more likely than, the other; somewhat.
(a.) More properly; more correctly speaking.
(a.) In some degree; somewhat; as, the day is rather warm; the house is rather damp.