2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sponsor \Spon"sor\ (-s[~e]r), noun [L., from spondere, sponsum, to engage one's self. See {Spouse}.]

1. One who binds himself to answer for another, and is responsible for his default; a surety.

2. One who at the baptism of an infant professes the Christian faith in its name, and guarantees its religious education; a godfather or godmother.

3. A person who vouches for another as fit for some post or task; as, one needs two sponsors to be considered for membership. [PJC]

4. A person or group that assumes financial responsibility for some activity, and may or may not participate in its organization and execution. [PJC]

5. A person or organization, usually a commercial organization, which pays the cost of an activity, such as a radio or television broadcast, and in return is given the right to advertise itself or its products as part of the activity; as, now a word from our sponsor. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: someone who supports or champions something [syn: {patron}, {sponsor}, {supporter}]

2: an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.) [syn: {presenter}, {sponsor}]


1: assume sponsorship of [syn: {sponsor}, {patronize}, {patronise}]

2: assume responsibility for or leadership of; "The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan"

3: do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of [syn: {patronize}, {patronise}, {shop}, {shop at}, {buy at}, {frequent}, {sponsor}] [ant: {boycott}]

The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

PRIVACY Say "Hell No!" to the TPP. LEGAL TENDER DO NO HARM Caduceus FREEDOM OF THE PRESS FREEDOM of SPEECH FREEDOM FOR ALL economic opportunity We need better cryptography. FREEDOM FOR ALL Think BIG! Science The Law of The Land
Caduceus, Golden Key and Scales of Justice

Sunday, March 29, 2015 10:22:35 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)