Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of GODFATHER

Pronunciation:  'gâd`fâdhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild
  2. [n]  any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism

GODFATHER is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: godparent, patron, sponsor, supporter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \God"fa`ther\, n. [AS. godf[ae]der. Cf. {Gossip}.]
    A man who becomes sponsor for a child at baptism, and makes
    himself a surety for its Christian training and instruction.
          There shall be for every Male-child to be baptized,
          when they can be had, two Godfathers and one Godmother;
          and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers;
          and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it is
          desired.                                 --Book of
                                                   Common Prayer
                                                   (Prot. Episc.
                                                   Ch., U. S. ).
  2. \God"fa`ther\, v. t.
    To act as godfather to; to take under one's fostering care.
    [R.] --Burke.