Rhymes   Lyrics and poems   Near rhymes   Phrase rhymes   Synonyms / Related   Phrases   Example sentences   Descriptive words   [Definitions]   Similar sound  

Definitions of paternal:
  • adjective:   characteristic of a father
  • adjective:   belonging to or inherited from one's father
    Example: "Spent his childhood on the paternal farm"
  • adjective:   relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent
  • adjective:   related on the father's side
    Example: "A paternal aunt"

Related words...
(New!) Usage examples...
Descriptive words...

Search for paternal at other dictionaries: OneLook, Oxford, American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, Wikipedia

See paternal used in context: 3 poetry verses, 1 Shakespeare work, 11 definitions

Help  Advanced  Feedback  Android  iPhone/iPad  API  Blog  Privacy

Copyright © 2019 Datamuse