Definition of Godmother

1. Noun. Any woman who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism.

Generic synonyms: Godparent



Definition of Godmother

1. n. A woman who becomes sponsor for a child in baptism. See Godfather

Definition of Godmother

1. Noun. A woman present at the christening of a baby who promises to help raise the child in a Christian manner; a female godparent who sponsors the baptism of a child. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To act as godmother to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Godmother

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Godmother

1. A woman who becomes sponsor for a child in baptism. See Godfather Origin: AS. Godmdor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Godmother

godlikenesses
godlily
godliness
godlinesses
godling
godlings
godly
godlyhead
godmama
godmamas
godmamma
godmammas
godmoder
godmoders
godmoding
godmother (current term)
godmothered
godmotherhood
godmothering
godmotherly
godmothers
godord
godords
godovikovite
godown
godowns
godpapa
godpapas
godparent
godparents

Literary usage of Godmother

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1906)
"godmother : Elizabeth Cooke. 15 Oct. 1558. Johanes Tayer, son and heir to Thomas Tayer. ... Godfathers : William Bruton, Johannes Jouis. godmother: Joyce ..."

2. Lives of the Queens of England: from the Norman conquest by Agnes Strickland (1848)
"The fondness of the princess for standing godmother was excessive. ... She stood godmother to a child of Lord William Howard, and to a daughter of lord ..."

3. Publications by Parish Register Society, London, London Parish Register Society, Florida State Historical Society, Deland, Deland Florida State Historical Society, Reparations Commission, North Carolina Historical Commission, Yorkshire Philosophical Society, Yorkshire (1899)
"... Day of July Edward Halle Edward tornare godfathers & Anne broy godmother. ... August Jhon Skynner & Jhon Holder godfathers and margery hoper godmother. ..."

4. The Correct Guide to Letter Writing by Member of the aristocracy (1889)
"To a Lady asking her to bo godmother. 10, ENFIELD GARDENS, "W. June, 18—. MY DEAR MRS. ROBINSON, I very much wish you would be godmother to my little girl, ..."

5. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Paltz, N.Y. by Reformed Dutch Church (New Paltz, N.Y.), Dingman Versteeg (1896)
"April 28, 1684. Baptized a child of Isaac Dubois and Marie Hasbrouck, named Daniel. Godfather, Louis Dubois, and godmother, ..."

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