Definitions for Godfatherˈgɒdˌfɑ ðər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a man who serves as sponsor for a child, as at a baptism.
the head of a Mafia family; don.
Origin of godfather:
bef. 1000; (def. 6 ) 1960–65, trans. of It padrino
any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild
A man present at the christening of a baby who promises to help raise the child in a Christian manner; a male godparent who sponsors the baptism of a child.
A small post which is used in repairing a fence. For instance attached to and supporting an existing broken fence post.
A mafia leader.
To act as godfather to.
a man who becomes sponsor for a child at baptism, and makes himself a surety for its Christian training and instruction
to act as godfather to; to take under one's fostering care
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