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Founding Father

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Video footage: 1930s: Benjamin Franklin makes many sales, including selling America to the French, and, later, he ends up a Founding Father of the United States if America.
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Definition of the noun founding father

What does founding father mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: national leader / solon / statesman = a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
    • member of: Constitutional Convention = the convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
  2. a person who founds or establishes some institution

Writings

  1. "Founding Father" is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It was first published in the October 1965 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction, and reprinted in the 1975 collection Buy Jupiter and Other Stories. It was inspired by a cover painting of a space-helmeted face backed by several crosses, provided by the magazine's editor, Frederik Pohl.
    • released in (50 years ago)
    • award: - Nebula Award for Best Short Story nomination for Isaac Asimov
  2. "Founding father" is a book by Richard Brookhiser.
    • also known as "Founding father: rediscovering George Washington"
    • genres: Autobiography, Fiction, Biography
    • subjects: United States of America, History of the United States, George Washington, History

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Founding Father

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

founding father someone who establishes an institution. Founding Father is used in particular of an American statesman at the time of the Revolution, especially a member of the Federal Constitutional Convention of 1787.

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

A Founding Father might or might not have been a Framer; Thomas Jefferson, for example, in France during the Constitutional Convention, was not a Framer but clearly a Founder. Unlike Framers, there is no consensus on the number of ...

Google previewHCSB Super Giant Print Dictionary and Concordance (2006)

by David K. Stabnow

" A patriarch is thus a ruling ancestor who may have been the founding father of a family (1Ch 5:24; 2Ch 25:5), a clan, or a nation.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2006)

Volume 1: Religion by Samuel S. Hill

Brookes, the movement's founding father, produced a -article creed depicting embryonic Fundamentalism's central theological concerns. Significantly , this creed included dispensational premillennialism, which taught ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

founding founding father someone who ...

Google previewThe Presidential-Congressional Political Dictionary (2007)

by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Sheikh R. Ali

Washington became the founding father and the de facto president of the ...

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