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god·moth·er

 (gŏd′mŭth′ər)
n.
1. A woman 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 godmother to a new generation of physicians.
tr.v. god·moth·ered, god·moth·er·ing, god·moth·ers
To serve as or as if a godmother to.

godmother

(ˈɡɒdˌmʌðə)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a female godparent

god•moth•er

(ˈgɒdˌmʌð ər)

n.
a woman who serves as sponsor for a child, as at a baptism.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.godmother - any woman who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptismgodmother - any woman who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
godparent - a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism
Translations
kmotra
gudmoder
baptopatrino
kummitäti
krsna kuma
guîfaîir, guîmóîir
名付け親
대모
kmotrakrstná mamakrstná matka
botra
gudmor
แม่อุปถัมป์
mẹ đỡ đầu

godmother

[ˈgɒdˌmʌðəʳ] Nmadrina f (to de)

godmother

[ˈgɒdmʌðər] nmarraine f

godmother

[ˈgɒdˌmʌðəʳ] nmadrina

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.

godmother

عَرَّابة kmotra gudmoder Patentante νονά madrina kummitäti marraine krsna kuma madrina 名付け親 대모 peetmoeder gudmor matka chrzestna madrinha крестная мать gudmor แม่อุปถัมป์ isim annesi mẹ đỡ đầu 教母

godmother

n. madrina.

godmother

n madrina
References in classic literature ?
To let you into a secret, godmother, I wear my pocket on my high side, o' purpose.
So the little pot was placed in safety; but it was not long before the Cat had a great longing for it, and said to the Mouse, 'I wanted to tell you, little Mouse, that my cousin has a little son, white with brown spots, and she wants me to be godmother to it.
All this, however, was untrue; the cat had no cousin, and had not been asked to be godmother.
It made me very sorry to consider how good she was and how unworthy of her I was, and I used ardently to hope that I might have a better heart; and I talked it over very often with the dear old doll, but I never loved my godmother as I ought to have loved her and as I felt I must have loved her if I had been a better girl.
And one day when the Princess was sitting by the wayside quite spent by her labor in the fields, she saw a golden chariot rolling down the King's Highway, and in it a person who could be none other than somebody's Fairy Godmother on her way to the Court.
You're so terribly fastidious, Godmother," said Arthur, "I'm afraid I should never satisfy you with my choice.
Possibly you have forgotten that on the death of your godmother, Mrs Pitney, when you were a lad, she--vain kind woman that she was--left to me a portion of the contents of her jewel-case in trust for your wife, if you should ever have one, as a mark of her affection for you and whomsoever you should choose.
look, fair Godmother Fleur-de-Lys, at that pretty dancer who is dancing on the pavement and playing the tambourine in the midst of the loutish bourgeois
I am sure that had the fairy godmother appeared just then and touched Irene with her wand, David would have been interested rather than astonished.
His grandfather, who was his godfather, trembling and afraid of dropping him, carried the infant round the battered tin font and handed him over to the godmother, Princess Mary.
We'll leave the house and everything for your godmother to take care on, and we'll make a little bundle o' things and set out.
The old Princess Marya Borissovna, Kitty's godmother, who had always been very fond of her, had insisted on seeing her.