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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.
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godmother

(ˈɡɒdˌmʌðə)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a female godparent
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god•moth•er

(ˈgɒdˌmʌð ər)

n.
a woman who serves as sponsor for a child, as at a baptism.
[before 1000]
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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
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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)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

godmother

[ˈgɒdmʌðər] nmarraine f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

godmother

[ˈgɒdˌmʌðəʳ] nmadrina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

godmother

n. madrina.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

godmother

n madrina
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References in classic literature ?
'Won't you come in and warm yourself, godmother?' asked Miss Jenny Wren.
We will hide it in a corner, and we won't touch it till we are in want.' 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.
We will set it beneath the altar, and not touch it until we are really in need of it.' So the pot was placed in safety, but it was not long before the cat had a great yearning for it, and said to the mouse: 'I want to tell you something, little mouse; my cousin has brought a little son into the world, and has asked me to be godmother; he is white with brown spots, and I am to hold him over the font at the christening.
I was brought up, from my earliest remembrance--like some of the princesses in the fairy stories, only I was not charming--by my godmother. At least, I only knew her as such.
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.
Staid, formal Miss Lydia had requested to resign that queenly office to the royal old lady, and Arthur was pleased with this opportunity of gratifying his godmother's taste for stateliness.
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.