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Father's Day was great, but all the family gatherings brought up my mother's death. Maybe it's me, because I am a wimp. We would get together, but there was someone missing!
Doug Davidson

Meaning of "Father's Day" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FATHER'S DAY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FATHER'S DAY

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Father's Day is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FATHER'S DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Father's Day

Father's Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.

Definition of Father's Day in the English dictionary

The definition of Father's Day in the dictionary is a day observed as a day in honour of fathers; in Britain the third Sunday in June.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FATHER'S DAY

Father Christmas
father confessor
father figure
father lasher
father of the chapel
Father of the House
Father Time

WORDS THAT END LIKE FATHER'S DAY

Christmas Day
Columbus Day
Guy Fawkes Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Lammas Day
Last Day
Lord´s Day
May Day
Memorial Day
Midsummer´s Day
Mother´s Day
New Year´s Day
Orangeman´s Day
Saint Patrick´s Day
Saint Swithin´s Day
Saint Valentine´s Day
Thanksgiving Day
the Lord´s Day
Veterans Day

Synonyms and antonyms of Father's Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Father's Day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FATHER'S DAY

Find out the translation of Father's Day to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Father's Day from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Father's Day» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

父亲节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Día del Padre
570 millions of speakers

English

Father´s Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फादर्स डे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عيد الأب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

День отца
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Dia dos Pais
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাবা দিবস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Fête des Pères
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hari Bapa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vatertag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

父の日
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아버지의 날
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dina Bapak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Ngày của Cha
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தந்தையர் தினம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पितृदिन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Babalar Günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Festa del papà
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dzień Ojca
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

День батька
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ziua Tatălui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ημέρα του Πατέρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Vadersdag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Fars dag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Farsdag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Father's Day

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FATHER'S DAY»

The term «Father's Day» is very widely used and occupies the 8.422 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Father's Day

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10 QUOTES WITH «FATHER'S DAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Father's Day.
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Art Alexakis
Being a child that grew up with a single mom back in the '70s, Father's Day to me was always a very uncomfortable time. At school, we would make Father's Day cards for our dads, and I usually mailed one to my dad, and he hardly ever responded.
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Dennis Banks
I have a Father's Day every day.
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Doug Davidson
Father's Day was great, but all the family gatherings brought up my mother's death. Maybe it's me, because I am a wimp. We would get together, but there was someone missing!
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Karen DeCrow
Father's Day each year makes me grateful for what my father did for me. This has little to do with our relationship, and much to do with what he taught me.
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DMX
Men, we don't get much, as far as holidays go - Father's Day.
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Steve Garvey
Major League Baseball has prostate awareness for two weeks leading up to Father's Day, and I want to get involved in that.
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Jennifer Grant
When it comes to Father's Day, I will remember my dad for both being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me on my own to cultivate my own interests and to nurture my own spirit.
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Michael Gurian
Father's Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, 'This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.'
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Margaret Heffernan
In our house, Mother's Day is every day. Father's Day, too. In our house, parents count. They do important work and that work matters. One day just doesn't cut for us.
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Randeep Hooda
Be it Valentine's Day, Father's Day or Mother's Day, I feel all days are reminders of some feelings. February 14 doesn't hold any special relevance for me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FATHER'S DAY»

Discover the use of Father's Day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Father's Day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Father's Day: A Journey Into the Mind and Heart of My ...
Ultimately, this is a mesmerizing story about how we can all be better." --David Sheff, author of "Beautiful Boy" "Buzz Bissinger has given completely of himself in this moving book about his son, Zach, who was born too small, too soon.
Buzz Bissinger, H. G. Bissinger, 2012
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A Perfect Father's Day
Susie takes her Dad to a restaurant and then they enjoy a series of special activities for Father's Day before returning home to a surprise that Mom has prepared.
Eve Bunting, 1993
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Father's Day: A Play
Winner of the 1991 Obie Award for Best Play.
Oliver Hailey, 1981
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Father's Day
For Fathers' Day, the students in Mrs. Madoff's class write and illustrate books about their dads.
Anne Rockwell, 2005
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A Wild Father's Day
When the kids give Dad a card that says, “Have a wild Father’s Day,” Dad knows just what to do.
Sean Callahan, 2014
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Celebrating Father's Day: Father's Day is for Special People
A story that broadens the traditional meaning of Father's Day to include any and all the special male people in a child's life.
Donna Marriott, Joel Kupperstein, 1999
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Father's Day Murder
But she can_t help wondering if her name will end up on a byline_or in an obit _I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers._ --Carolyn Hart Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth._ --Chicago Sun-Times _A truly American version ...
Leslie Meier, 2013
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Little Critter: Happy Father's Day!
Little Critter and his family celebrate Father's Day.
‎2007
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Father's Day
WHAT IF YOUR PARENTS HAD BEEN KEEPING A SECRET FROM YOU YOUR WHOLE LIFE?
Anne Brooksbank, 2011
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It's Father's Day, Charlie Brown!
Charlie Brown is determined to find the perfect Father's Day present for his dad. Lucy, Snoopy, and Peppermint Patty all have different ideas.
Charles M. Schulz, Judy Katschke, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FATHER'S DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Father's Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dad receives Father's Day card from son who died of AIDS 20 years …
An 87-year-old man from Virginia has called a Father's Day card sent by his son “a sign from heaven” after it arrived in his mailbox this year ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Racine man charged in double fatal Father's Day OWI crash: I ran to …
RACINE — Three children are left mourning the loss of their dads this week after a crash early Father's Day claimed the lives of two Racine ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
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Moms haul dads to HC over Father's Day event
MUMBAI: This year, Father's Day celebration held at the family court in Bandra for those forced to live away from their kids, left its organizers ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Man found guilty in fatal Father's Day crash
SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio jury found George Munoz, 39, guilty of felony murder in connection with a fatal crash on Father's Day 2013. «KSAT San Antonio, Jul 15»
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Billy Slater swaps the maroon for blue for Myer's 2015 Father's Day
The Origin star controversially donned the rival shade yesterday to star in the department store's 2015 Father's Day campaign, but denied the ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Kent family mourns loss of father, two sons in Father's Day weekend …
He and his two youngest sons died in a car crash on Father's Day weekend. By Sami Edge. Seattle Times staff reporter. Anatoliy Goy lived for ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
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Tim Dowling: maybe Father's Day isn't really 'a thing'
In the restaurant where we have lunch, there is a card on the table advertising a Father's Day special. “Book now” it says. I look up: the place is ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Caitlyn Jenner Kids Spoil Her With Father's Day Gifts
Caitlyn Jenner didn't unwrap any ties this Father's Day … she finally got the gifts she's always wanted – dresses and a day spent as a woman of ... «TMZ.com, Jun 15»
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See How the Stars Celebrated Father's Day
The stars celebrated Father's Day Sunday by posting photos of themselves and the special dads in their lives. For Justin Timberlake, this ... «ABC News, Jun 15»
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It's my first Father's Day and I plan to milk it for all it's worth
Second rule: nothing bought from the Father's Day section of any shop. I've had to buy Father's Day presents before, and it's incredibly difficult ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Father's Day [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fathers-day>. Oct 2020 ».
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