godparent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n godparent a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n godparent A godfather or a godmother.
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Usage

In literature:

Agafya Fedosyevna was not Ivan Nikiforovitch's relative, nor his sister-in-law, nor even his fellow-godparent.
"Taras Bulba and Other Tales" by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
He found himself longing that she might, as the proud godparent longs for his godchild to gain prizes.
"A Spirit in Prison" by Robert Hichens
She and her husband had only agreed to be Nana's godparents for the sake of her brother.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
The orphan would have, if not relations, still godparents, to comfort and protect him.
"Sermons for the Times" by Charles Kingsley
Godparents must, of course, give the baby a present, if not before, at least at the christening.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Mance were her godparents, and the latter gave her her baptismal name.
"The Makers of Canada: Bishop Laval" by A. Leblond de Brumath
In the Episcopal Church there are two, and sometimes three, godparents or sponsors.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
It is such a joy to me to be allowed to be her godparent, and I shall remember her often in my prayers.
"Letters to His Friends" by Forbes Robinson
My old and valued friend, Mrs. Hamilton Holly, and Peter Grayson Washington were the Godparents of my eldest daughter.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
In selecting godparents or sponsors, relatives are often given precedence and very close friends come next.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
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In news:

IRVINGTON — Two years before starvation made her bones as brittle as dead twigs, Christiana Glenn sat with her godparents in the office of a court-appointed counselor, explaining what life was like in her Irvington apartment.
When you are famous and have a baby, it's no surprise when their godparents are also famous.
Holy moly: Godparents' gift-giving should end.
Pitbull and Cristina Saralegui Chosen As Godparents to Jencarlos Canela's Baby.
I was not the godparent or the friend of anyone being baptized.
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