Definition of "godmother" []

  • A woman who sponsors a person at baptism. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • To serve as or as if a godmother to. (verb-transitive)
  • A female godparent (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "godmother" in a sentence
  • "When I got home I called my godmother, Ann Ward, for advice on this spiritual conflict before me."
  • "You know, I want to embrace the word godmother so it doesn't have that connotation and sort of - oh, it means you're an old spinster."
  • "In time the viscountess became known as the godmother of the ballet, and she, more than any other person, pushed the career of Raymundo de Larrain."