Godfather vs Godfatherly - What's the difference?

godfather | godfatherly |


As a noun godfather

is a man present at the christening of a baby who promises to help raise the child in a christian manner; a male godparent who sponsors the baptism of a child.

As a verb godfather

is (transitive|often|figuratively) to act as godfather to.

As an adjective godfatherly is

of, or befitting, a godfather.

godfather

English

Noun

(en noun) (wikipedia godfather)
  • A man present at the christening of a baby who promises to help raise the child in a Christian manner; a male godparent who sponsors the baptism of a child.
  • A small post which is used in repairing a fence. For instance attached to and supporting an existing broken fence post.
  • A mafia leader.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (transitive, often, figuratively) To act as godfather to.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=August 3, author=John F. Burns, title=At Hussein Grave, Legend Lives as Fury Simmers, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=The grave site, humble as it is, reflects something more than a hometown’s determination to honor a fallen son, something that seems irreducible in the politics of Iraq: the refusal of the Sunni minority, who ruled Iraq for centuries until Mr. Hussein’s overthrow, to reconcile themselves to the assumption of power by the Shiite majority who won elections godfathered by the American occupation authority. }}

    godfatherly

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, or befitting, a godfather.