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GODPARENT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does godparent mean? 

GODPARENT (noun)
  The noun GODPARENT has 1 sense:

1. a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism

  Familiarity information: GODPARENT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GODPARENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("godparent" is a kind of...):

patron; sponsor; supporter (someone who supports or champions something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "godparent"):

godfather (any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism)

godmother (any woman who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism)


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