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ˈgɒdˌfɑ ðərGod·fa·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. godfathernoun

    any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism

  2. godfathernoun

    someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild

Wiktionary

  1. godfathernoun

    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.

  2. godfathernoun

    A small post which is used in repairing a fence. For instance attached to and supporting an existing broken fence post.

  3. godfathernoun

    A mafia leader.

  4. godfatherverb

    To act as godfather to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Godfathernoun

    a man who becomes sponsor for a child at baptism, and makes himself a surety for its Christian training and instruction

    Etymology: [AS. godfder. Cf. Gossip.]

  2. Godfatherverb

    to act as godfather to; to take under one's fostering care

    Etymology: [AS. godfder. Cf. Gossip.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Godfather

    A godfather is a male godparent in the Christian tradition.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 30, 2014  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Godfather in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Godfather in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Godfather in a Sentence

  1. But Stratton:

    It was very difficult for him to ask his father permission to leave [the lifestyle], his father wasn’t happy about it. In the tape, you can see his father basically ripping through Junior. ‘Where’s your dignity? Where’s your manhood?’ But then he changes at a certain point. He becomes a father, instead of the godfather and the boss of the Gambino family. He understand that the life he led can go one or two ways. You die in prison or you die on the street.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Hillary Clinton has no vision for America, hillary Clinton only vision for America is that Hillary Clinton wants to be the mob boss of America. Hillary Clinton wants to be the female Godfather, the greatest thing since Al Capone. And Hillary Clinton wants all the benefits that Al Capone got in Chicago ; Al Capone liked to run the city ; Al Capone liked to knock off Al Capone opponents. This is the cult of Hillary Clinton and this is what Hillary Clinton wants. Hillary Clinton wants to basically be the one who runs our life and calls all the shots and snubs out Hillary Clinton opponent. I, for one, am not going to stand for it and I ’m hoping most Americans wo n’t either.

  3. Alfonso Cuarón:

    I grew up watching foreign language films and learning so much from them and being inspired -- films like' Citizen Kane,'' Jaws,'' Rashomon,'' The Godfather' and' Breathless...' Claude Chabrol said,' There are no waves, there's only the ocean,' i think that the nominees tonight have proven that we are part of the same ocean.

  4. Tom Harkin:

    I am a Democrat and I love my party and I want them to have good policies and good candidates, so I hope to be supportive in some way, but I don’t intend to be any kind of ‘godfather’ or something like that.

  5. Jeffrey Grell:

    RICO was designed to address the Godfather - the person who doesn’t get their hands bloody, you would really only use RICO to go after the kingpins or the leaders.

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