What does sponsor mean?

Definitions for sponsorˈspɒn sər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sponsor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patron, sponsor, supporter(noun)

    someone who supports or champions something

  2. presenter, sponsor(verb)

    an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)

  3. sponsor, patronize, patronise(verb)

    assume sponsorship of

  4. sponsor(verb)

    assume responsibility for or leadership of

    "The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan"

  5. patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor(verb)

    do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of


  1. Sponsor(n.)

    A person who vouches for another as fit for some post or task; as, one needs two sponsors to be considered for membership.

  2. Sponsor(n.)

    A person or group that assumes financial responsibility for some activity, and may or may not participate in its organization and execution.

  3. Sponsor(n.)

    A person or organization, usually a commercial organization, which pays the cost of an activity, such as a radio or television broadcast, and in return is given the right to advertise itself or its products as part of the activity; as, now a word from our sponsor.

  4. Origin: [L., from spondere, sponsum, to engage one's self. See Spouse.]


  1. sponsor(Noun)

    A person or organisation with some sort of responsibility for another person or organisation, especially where the responsibility has a religious, legal, or financial aspect.

  2. sponsor(Noun)

    One that pays all or part of the cost of an event, a publication, or a media program, usually in exchange for advertising time.

    And now a word from our sponsor.

  3. sponsor(Noun)

    A senior member of a twelve step or similar program assigned to a guide a new initiate and form a partnership with him

    My narcotics anonymous sponsor became my best friend when I finally was able to do something about my meth problem.

  4. sponsor(Verb)

    To be a sponsor for.

  5. Origin: From sponsor, from sponsus, past participle of spondeo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sponsor(noun)

    one who binds himself to answer for another, and is responsible for his default; a surety

  2. Sponsor(noun)

    one who at the baptism of an infant professore the christian faith in its name, and guarantees its religious education; a godfather or godmother

  3. Origin: [L., from spondere, sponsum, to engage one's self. See Spouse.]


  1. Sponsor

    To sponsor something is to support an event, activity, person, or organization financially or through the provision of products or services. A sponsor is the individual or group that provides the support, similar to a benefactor.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sponsor

    spon′sur, n. one who promises solemnly for another: a surety: a godfather or godmother.—adj. Sponsō′rial.—n. Spon′sorship. [L.,—spondēre, sponsum, to promise.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. sponsor

    Military member or civilian employee with dependents.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sponsor' in Nouns Frequency: #2698

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sponsor' in Verbs Frequency: #819


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sponsor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sponsor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pamela Ruegg:

    They wouldn't sponsor me as a speaker because they're mad at me, my message is we have to reduce the amount of antimicrobial use and use it properly.

  2. Capitol Hill rally Clapper:

    Given a choice between a state sponsor of terrorism with nuclear capability and a state sponsor of terrorism without it, I'd probably take the latter.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    A call to truly love all or to support/sponsor a good cause is just a walk-through i.e. it is an undemanding task/role. Yes! you heard me right. All it takes is just concession/mutual compassion/a large heart/a cheerful heart.

  4. John Boehner:

    The president warned us not to move ahead with sanctions on Iran, a state sponsor of terror. His exact message to us was: 'Hold your fire.' He expects us to stand idly by and do nothing while he cuts a bad deal with Iran.Two words: 'Hell no'.

  5. Paul Smith:

    Brands have to take a longer-term view. Any sport is littered with controversy on and off the field, what fans care about most of all is the game itself rather than the business of the game... Being a sponsor of FIFA implies you are a sponsor of the game, not of the organisation.

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