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 (gŏd′pâr′ənt, -păr′-)
A godfather or a godmother.


(Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who stands sponsor to another at baptism


(ˈgɒdˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-)

a godfather or godmother.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.godparent - a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism
godfather - any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
godmother - any woman who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
sponsor, supporter, patron - someone who supports or champions something
عَرّاب، كفيل المُعَمَّد
guîfaîir, guîmóîir
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(god) noun
1. (with capital) the creator and ruler of the world (in the Christian, Jewish etc religions).
2. (feminine ˈgoddess) a supernatural being who is worshipped. the gods of Greece and Rome.
ˈgodly adjective
religious. a godly man/life.
ˈgodliness noun
ˈgodchild, ˈgoddaughter, ˈgodson nouns
a child who has a godparent or godparents.
ˈgodfather, ˈgodmother, ˈgodparent nouns
a person who, at a child's baptism, promises to take an active interest in its welfare.
ˈgodsend noun
a very welcome piece of unexpected good luck. Your cheque was an absolute godsend.
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A video post showed how the invitation for the Agoncillos to be Calzado and Wintle's God parents at their wedding happened.
The foreseen disintegration of South Sudan will happen if the JCE keeps imposing their selfish will to people of South Sudanese as if they are their god parents.
Jack's god parents were Jessica Chapman, Nicola Day and Richie and Hollie Hanrahan.