What does Godfather mean?

Definitions for Godfather
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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Godfathernoun

    The sponsor at the font.

    Etymology: god and father.

    He had a son by her, and the king did him the honour as to stand godfather to his child. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    Confirmation, a profitable usage of the church, transcribed from the apostles, consists in the child’s undertaking in his own name the baptismal vow; and, that he may more solemnly enter this obligation, bringing some godfather with him, not now, as in baptism, as his procurator. Henry Hammond.

ChatGPT

  1. godfather

    A godfather is a male person who is chosen by parents to take an interest in a child's upbringing and personal development, often promising to help raise the child in a specific religion during a baptism ceremony. The term is also used to refer to a man who is influential or pioneering in a certain field. Additionally, in the context of organized crime, a godfather is the leader or head of a crime family or syndicate.

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

  2. Godfatherverb

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

  3. 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. Spike Lee:

    The character in my film' Da 5 Bloods,' Stormin' Norman, the way his brothers view him as like almost mythical. As Clarke Peters ' character says,' Clarke Peters ' character's Clarke Peters ' character.' They revered Clarke Peters ' character, and so Spike Lee just can't cast anybody for that, because the way these guys are describing Clarke Peters ' character, Clarke Peters ' character's mythic. So mythic Spike Lee're talking about an actor who played Jackie Robinson ; the Godfather, Soul Brother No. 1, James Brown ; Thurgood Marshall ; then Soul Brother No. 1.

  2. Chris Cuomo:

    New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits harrassment, start cleaning New York up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships, but dont bring Fredo ! Trump said, tacking on a insult referring to Chris Cuomo, Chris Cuomo. The Fredo reference is a nod to The Godfather films, and a character in the film who ultimately betrays Chris Cuomo. The Fredo reference was first made by a Trump supporter last summer in a viral video that saw the television journalist get irate with the man for the insult. In the video, Chris Cuomo says the term was meant as a derogatory term for Chris Cuomo Italian heritage, similar to the N-word for African Americans. ( Punk-a ** b ***** s from the right call me Fredo, Chris Cuomo said in the video. My name is Chris Cuomo. Im an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from The Godfather. He was a weak brother and they use it as an Italian aspersion.) DHS SUSPENDS GLOBAL ENTRY FOR New Yorkers ; WILL AFFECT 800K OVER 5 YEARS Chris Cuomo had said hes willing to restore federal access to driving records on a limited basis. But in a midday news conference, Chris Cuomo pledged not to let federal immigration agents see lists of people who had applied for a new type of license that doesnt require applicants to prove they are in the U.S. legally. If they think theyre going to extort New York into giving them a database of undocumented people, theyre wrong. I will never do that.

  3. Francis Ford Coppola:

    Mario Puzo wrote some beautiful novels, but he wrote ‘The Godfather’ to make money, mario loved his family and he wanted to take care of them, so he wrote a book he thought would be a bestseller, but it was a bit of a potboiler.

  4. 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.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    A lot of folks ask, ‘Well, gosh, is Manchin going to become a Republican?’ I hope he does. I've asked him to. I think every Republican senator has made that case a dozen times to Joe, i will say I think it's a tough hill for him to climb. He's just culturally, he's a Democrat. He's been a Democrat his whole life, and he's really the godfather of Democrats in West Virginia. So I get why switching parties, that's hard. That being said, if they're nasty enough, the best thing that could happen is they could drive him over to the Republican Party, and we would welcome him.

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