goddaughter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n goddaughter a female godchild
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Goddaughter A female for whom one becomes sponsor at baptism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n goddaughter A female godchild.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. goddohtor,

Usage

In literature:

After many compliments to their uncle on the wonderful proficiency of his goddaughter, the heirs made their bow and retired.
"Ursula" by Honore de Balzac
Did I not tell you that she was the goddaughter of Monsieur Laporte, the confidential man of the queen?
"The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
My grandmother has just had a letter from her goddaughter.
"The Two Brothers" by Honore de Balzac
Give my tender love to my amiable goddaughter.
"Samuel Brohl & Company" by Victor Cherbuliez
But where is my dear goddaughter Amelie?
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
He appears to, have really cancelled the past in every respect save his calling me his goddaughter.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
You, my little goddaughter Eva, are provided for.
"In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete" by Georg Ebers
What a fright you must have had with my little goddaughter!
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
If there was one person more than another who wore out Miss Beach's patience it was her niece and goddaughter, Mrs. Woodward.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
She had told her goddaughter.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
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In news:

Shane Henderson with daughter Clare Megan Therese Henderson Producer Clint Henderson's brother and goddaughter Shane and Clare.
Hicks, one of Diana's five bridesmaids and a goddaughter to Prince Charles, has gradually emerged, with no apologies, in the role of royal-wedding expert.
This summer, despite a grueling schedule, I have my 18-year-old goddaughter staying with me.
I was dropping our goddaughter off at school the other day and saw yet another Blockbuster Video festooned with store closing signs.
Norma 's niece and goddaughter, Linda Morrow, shared words of remembrance at the conclusion of the service.
When my wife and I took our 22-year-old goddaughter out to dinner at the end of August, she reflexively pulled her driver's license from her wallet as she articulated her wish for a cold beer.
"I have a 16-year-old son and a 14-year-old goddaughter," the resident said.
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