godmother godmother  /ˈɡɑd ˌmə ðər/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Arroyo is godmother to one of Pineda's sons.
  2. She read and criticized everything he had written, be- came godmother of his first child.
  3. Some are activists like Brazil's Marina Silva, the godmother of the rain forest, and some are scientists like Germany's Joachim Luther, the godfather of solar power.

News

  1. Mother, godmother charged with murder of autistic teenager

    CHICAGO, June 13 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Illinois say the mother and godmother of a 14-year-old autistic boy tried to take their own lives after killing him.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Alex Spourdalakis' mother, godmother charged with murder

    A judge has ordered no bond for the mother and godmother accused of murdering an autistic teen in River Grove.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

  3. Alex Spourdalakis' mother, godmother charged with first degree murder: Police

    First degree murder charges have been filed against the mother and godmother of a River Grove boy with severe autism.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Quotes

  1. In a statement, President Barack Obama called her "the godmother of the civil rights movement" and a hero to Americans.
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. Although Parton feels that Cyrus is doing well on her own, she still says, "I'm her fairy godmother.......... She does not need my advice, but she's often asking for information and advice, and I tell her what I know, but I think the girl's doing...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Dolly Parton Source: CDInsight

  3. "The tale of Susan Boyle will not be complete until the shy spinster blossoms," writes Givhan. "Those who have been entranced by her story so far should let Boyle's fairy godmother finish her work."
    on Apr 21, 2009 By: Robin Givhan Source: Slate

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