Godmother vs Godmotherly - What's the difference?

godmother | godmotherly |


As a noun godmother

is 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.

As a verb godmother

is to act as godmother to.

As an adjective godmotherly is

of, or befitting, a godmother.

godmother

English

Noun

(en 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.
  • Synonyms

    * co-mother * cummer

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To act as godmother to.
  • * 1909 , H. G. Wells, Tono-Bungay
  • The servants took to her – as they say – she godmothered three Susans during her rule, the coachman's, the gardener's and the Up Hill gamekeeper's.

    godmotherly

    English

    Adjective

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