What does godfather mean?

Definitions for godfather
ˈgɒdˌfɑ ðərgod·fa·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. godfather(noun)

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

  2. godfather(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. godfather(Noun)

    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. godfather(Noun)

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

  3. godfather(Noun)

    A mafia leader.

  4. godfather(Verb)

    To act as godfather to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Godfather(noun)

    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. Godfather(verb)

    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. 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.

  2. Russell Wayne Baker:

    A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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