- UK [ˈɡɒdˌpeərənt] / US [ˈɡɑdˌperənt]
Word forms "godparent":
singular godparent plural godparentsan adult who promises during the Christian ceremony of baptism to give a child support and religious education. A male godparent is called a godfather and a female godparent is called a godmother.
English dictionary. 2014.
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godparent — ► NOUN ▪ a person who presents a child at baptism and promises to take responsibility for their religious education … English terms dictionary
godparent — [gäd′per΄ənt, gäd′par΄ənt] n. a person who sponsors a child, as at baptism, and, traditionally, assumes responsibility for the child s faith; godmother or godfather … English World dictionary
Godparent — A godparent, in many denominations of Christianity, is someone who sponsors a child s baptism. Judaism has this equivalent in the circumcision ceremony. A male godparent is a godfather and a female godparent is a godmother. The child is a… … Wikipedia
godparent — /god pair euhnt, par /, n. a godfather or godmother. [1860 65; GOD + PARENT] * * * ▪ Christianity formally sponsor (from Latin spondere, “to promise”) , masculine godfather , feminine godmother one who stands surety for another in the… … Universalium
godparent — god|par|ent [ gad,perənt ] noun count an adult who promises during the Christian ceremony of baptism to give a child support and religious education. A male godparent is called a godfather and a female godparent is called a godmother … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
godparent — [[t]gɒ̱dpeərənt[/t]] godparents N COUNT: usu with poss In the Christian religion, if you are the godparent of a younger person, you promise to help bring them up in the Christian faith … English dictionary
godparent — This word refers to a person who agrees to provide assistance and good example to a person who is going to receive the sacrament of Baptism. A godparent of those baptized as infants agrees to help raise the child as a Christian and to provide… … Glossary of theological terms
godparent — noun Date: 1865 a sponsor at baptism … New Collegiate Dictionary
godparent — noun a) The person who stood for a child during a naming ceremony or baptism b) A godfather or godmother … Wiktionary
godparent — god|pa|rent [ˈgɔdˌpeərənt US ˈga:dˌper ] n someone who promises at a ↑baptism ceremony to help a child, and to teach him or her Christian values … Dictionary of contemporary English