One that has a relationship to another person or to something that is the equivalent of being a baptismal sponsor.
The godfather of a new generation of nuclear physicists.
Other Word Forms
Origin of godfather
From Middle English godfader, from Old English godfæder (“godfather”), equivalent to god + father. Cognate with Old Saxon godfader (“godfather”), Middle Dutch godvader (“godfather”), Danish gudfader, gudfar (“godfather”), Swedish gudfader, gudfar (“godfather”), Icelandic guðfaðir (“godfather”).
Godfather Sentence Examples
Count Cyril Vladimirovich is your godfather after all, your future depends on him.
On the 1st of June he crowned Anne as queen, and on the 10th of September stood godfather to her child, the future Queen Elizabeth.
He also goes by the name "The Godfather of Noyze".
Born in Michigan in 1948 the one-time Vincent Furnier is thought of by many to be the true godfather of rock.
I like all the bond films, the Godfather films, Pretty Woman, those sorts of films.