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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 ?
Gilmore (the latter acting by proxy) were his godfathers.
On either side rode Conrade of Mont-Fitchet, and Albert de Malvoisin, who acted as godfathers to the champion.
And least of all, imitate the example of your godfather, Cornelius de Witt, who has plunged into politics, the most ungrateful of all careers, and who will certainly come to an untimely end.
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.
Though the birth of an heir by his beloved sister was a circumstance of great joy to Mr Allworthy, yet it did not alienate his affections from the little foundling, to whom he had been godfather, had given his own name of Thomas, and whom he had hitherto seldom failed of visiting, at least once a day, in his nursery.
Nobody got into the prison from whom he derived anything useful or good, and she could find no patron for him but her old friend and godfather.
He's also my Bory's godfather," she added, as if she attached no importance at all to the fact.
Many people gained their livelihood by the Board of Irrigation, especially one highly conscientious and musical family: all the daughters played on stringed instruments, and Alexey Alexandrovitch knew the family and had stood godfather to one of the elder daughters.
I'd stand godfather to him, if he was to be christened in a bonfire, made of the ruins of the Bank of England.
It is that the king should deign to stand godfather to the son of Madame de Longueville.
Oh, it's glorious, godfather," cried Ruby, almost dancing.
William was the godfather of the child, and exerted his ingenuity in the purchase of cups, spoons, pap- boats, and corals for this little Christian.