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god·fa·ther

 (gŏd′fä′thər)
n.
1. A man who sponsors a person at baptism.
2. One that has a relationship to another person or to something that is the equivalent of being a baptismal sponsor: the godfather of a new generation of nuclear physicists.
3. Slang The leader of an organized crime family.
tr.v. god·fa·thered, god·fa·ther·ing, god·fa·thers
To serve as or as if a godfather to.

godfather

(ˈɡɒdˌfɑːðə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a male godparent
2. the head of a Mafia family or other organized criminal ring
3. an originator or leading exponent: the godfather of South African pop.

god•fa•ther

(ˈgɒdˌfɑ ðər)

n.
1. a man who serves as sponsor for a child, as at a baptism.
2. the head of a Mafia family; don.
[before 1000; (definition 6) 1960–65, translation of Italian padrino]
god′fa`ther•ly, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.godfather - any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptismgodfather - any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
godparent - a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism
2.godfather - someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild
sponsor, supporter, patron - someone who supports or champions something
Translations
kmotrkmotra
godfathergudfadergudfar
baptopatro
kummisetä
kumkrsni kum
keresztapa-szülõ
guîfaîir, guîmóîir
ゴッドファーザー名付け親
대부두목
krstný otec
boter
gudfadergudfar
เจ้าพ่อพ่ออุปถัมภ์
babaisim babasıvaftiz babası/anası/ebeveyni
bố giàcha đỡ đầu

godfather

[ˈgɒdˌfɑːðəʳ] Npadrino m (to de)

godfather

[ˈgɒdfɑːðər] n
(Christian)parrain m
(Mafia)parrain mGod-fearing [ˈgɒdfɪərɪŋ] adj(très) croyant(e)god-forsaken God-forsaken [ˈgɒdfərˌseɪkən] adjmaudit(e)

godfather

[ˈgɒdˌfɑːðəʳ] npadrino

God

(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.

godfather

رَئِيسُ عِصَابَة, عَرَّاب kmotr godfather, gudfader Boss der Bosse, Pate νονός, νονός της νύχτας padrino kummisetä parrain krsni kum, kum padrino ゴッドファーザー, 名付け親 대부, 두목 godfather, peetvader gudfar ojciec chrzestny chefe de máfia, padrinho крестный отец gudfader, gudfar เจ้าพ่อ, พ่ออุปถัมภ์ baba, isim babası bố già, cha đỡ đầu 教父, 黑帮首领

godfather

n. padrino.

godfather

n padrino
References in classic literature ?
Malvoisin, then, acting as godfather of the champion, stepped forward, and laid the glove of the Jewess, which was the pledge of battle, at the feet of the Grand Master.
In particular Don Fernando offered, if he would go back with him, to get his brother the marquis to become godfather at the baptism of Zoraida, and on his own part to provide him with the means of making his appearance in his own country with the credit and comfort he was entitled to.
His name shall be altered," quoth William Stutely, "And I will his godfather be: Prepare then a feast, and none of the least, For we will be merry," quoth he.
I was induced to marry her about three years ago, although she had but very little dowry, because Monsieur Laporte, the queen's cloak bearer, is her godfather, and befriends her.
He was my godfather, and excessively attached to me.
And now, Raoul," said he, "you are launched; you have dukes for friends, a marshal of France for godfather, a prince of the blood as commander, and on the day of your return you have been received by two queens; it is not so bad for a novice.
The godfather holds its head, the godmother its hinder parts.
Both Stephen and I wish you to be the boy's godfather, and we hope that you will consent.
Little art thou indeed, and small of bone and sinew, therefore shalt thou be christened Little John, and I will be thy godfather.
He's also my Bory's godfather," she added, as if she attached no importance at all to the fact.
Besides these members of the family there was a visitor, a neighbour who was godfather to one of the children.
They had had their Godfathers and Godmothers, these Bells (for my own part, by the way, I would rather incur the responsibility of being Godfather to a Bell than a Boy), and had their silver mugs no doubt, besides.