What does the word fatherless mean?

Usage examples for fatherless

  1. " It' ill be a graund waukenin' for Bell; she 'ill no be a weedow yet, nor the bairnies fatherless. – Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush by Ian Maclaren
  2. But it was a hard task which the motherless- and now fatherless- girl had set herself, and she must try to cheer her darling. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Before she was in her teens she was left fatherless. – The Children of the Poor by Jacob A. Riis