godchild

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n godchild an infant who is sponsored by an adult (the godparent) at baptism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Godchild One for whom a person becomes sponsor at baptism, and whom he promises to see educated as a Christian; a godson or goddaughter. See Godfather.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n godchild In the liturgical churches, one for whom a person becomes sponsor (godfather or godmother) at baptism; a godson or goddaughter.
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Usage

In literature:

I am so glad to feel that my little godchild will have real training.
"Letters to His Friends" by Forbes Robinson
Dr. Melton took his godchild by the shoulders and shook her.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
I said she was my Lady's godchild.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
If you are chosen godfather, you are expected to send a silver mug to your godchild.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
I am glad that you are pleased at having Cora for your godchild.
"Peak's Island" by Ford Paul
There were others who pressed forward to greet the fairy godchild of the old men of Ryeville.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
For two days she remained there, and when she left her godchild was already grown up.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
Her own godchild, but I did not think we should hear so soon.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
When she left Venice at the end of the Carnival, she placed her little girl, my godchild, out at nurse.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
Then he remembered that he was the godchild of St. Anthony and that the saint was always ready to aid those in need.
"The Islands of Magic" by Elsie Spicer Eells
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In poetry:

You meet Servilio with his only boy,
A very dream of love! a living joy!
"Why, 'tis a cherub every heart to stir,
Your own sweet child?"—"Sir Simon's godchild, Sir."
Ignobly proud to tell the honour done,
And happier in the sponsor than the son!
"Pretence. Part I - Table-Talk" by John Kenyon