père [per; English pair] Examples noun, plural pères [per; English pairz] /pɛr; English pɛərz/. French.

  1. father.
  2. senior: Dumas père.

Examples from the Web for pere Contemporary Examples of pere

  • Pere Navarro, head of the Catalan socialist party, said: “We need a new head of state.”

    Engulfed by Scandal, Could The Spanish Royal Family Fall?

    Tom Sykes

    April 4, 2013

  • In 1982, Assad pere massacred 20,000 of his own people in Hama.

    We’re Going to War With Syria

    Michael Tomasky

    June 13, 2012

  • Gaddafi pere has cast his sons against each other in an effort to divide and conquer, as he has done to his nation.

    Libya Protests: Muammar Gaddafi’s Leadership Vacuum

    Eliza Griswold

    February 22, 2011

  • Sources tell us that she has kept Mubarak pere from naming a Vice President.

    Keeping Up With the Mubaraks

    Karen Leigh

    January 29, 2011

  • Historical Examples of pere

  • And going out on to the pavement she called Pere Bru who was just then crossing the roadway.


    Emile Zola

  • It would be better than the tiny sips doled out by Pere Colombe!


    Emile Zola

  • It may well be imagined what a blow this was to Pere Merlier.

    Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille

    Emile Zola

  • Beds of gypsum have been discovered on the head waters of the Pere Marquette.

    Old Mackinaw

    W. P. Strickland.

  • “It was my fault, mon pere,” interceded the little princess, with a blush.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • British Dictionary definitions for pere père noun

    1. an addition to a French surname to specify the father rather than the son of the same nameDumas père Compare fils 1

    Word Origin and History for pere

    1610s, “a French priest,” from French père “father,” from Latin patrem (nominative pater); see father (n.). Attached to a name, to distinguish father from son of the same name, from 1802.

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