What does sponsor mean?

Definitions for sponsor
ˈspɒn sərspon·sor

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

How to pronounce sponsor?

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How to say sponsor in sign language?

  1. sponsor


  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

Examples of sponsor in a Sentence

  1. Adam Sperling:

    I don't understand it, it was a big deal for a number of us to go from the Fall Series to the FedEx Cup. That was key to the continuation of our support. And it was evident in the investment our title sponsor made in the purse.

  2. Emeasoba George:

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

  3. Felipe Nasr:

    My sponsors paid the sponsorship fee related to the 2015 season in its entirety to Sauber in the first half of 2014. This was simply in good faith and to help the team deal with its cash problems at the time, effectively it was my sponsor's advanced payments that helped the team survive in 2014...I am not at liberty to discuss details but Sauber paid significant compensation to avoid honoring the contract they had with me.

  4. Visa Inc:

    As a sponsor, we expect FIFA to take swift and immediate steps to address these issues within its organization. This starts with rebuilding a culture with strong ethical practices in order to restore the reputation of the game for fans everywhere.

  5. Matt Ford:

    My sponsor has been very good. CK Group have been very supportive and with those sort of people behind me...

Images & Illustrations of sponsor

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