- a person who vouches or is responsible for a person or thing.
- a person, firm, organization, etc., that finances and buys the time to broadcast a radio or television program so as to advertise a product, a political party, etc.
- a person who makes a pledge or promise on behalf of another.
- a person who answers for an infant at baptism, making the required professions and assuming responsibility for the child's religious upbringing; godfather or godmother.
- to act as sponsor for; promise, vouch, or answer for.
Origin of sponsor
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Delta was a sponsor of the HRC dinner here in Atlanta and I went and met her there.
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And he has been involved in the Mind and Life Institute, the sponsor of the ISCS conference, from its inception.What If Meditation Isn’t Good for You?
November 1, 2014
As a moderator was keen to point out, his name remains on the bill as a sponsor.Watch a Republican Try to Duck the Abortion Ban He Cosponsored
October 16, 2014
No sponsor ever gave the new arrival a mug or a silver spoon.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
Once this task has been performed, we will sponsor your entry into present day society.Gun for Hire
Dallas McCord Reynolds
But you have to post bond for your sponsor, too—five thousand credits.
And in order to take the exams you have to find a sponsor who's already in the guild.
You forget I am your sponsor, and,” she added gently, “I am more than that.The White Mice
Richard Harding Davis
- (a person or group that provides funds for an activity, esp)
- a commercial organization that pays all or part of the cost of putting on a concert, sporting event, etc
- a person who donates money to a charity when the person requesting the donation has performed a specified activity as part of an organized fund-raising effort
- mainly US and Canadian a person or business firm that pays the costs of a radio or television programme in return for advertising time
- a legislator who presents and supports a bill, motion, etc
- Also called: godparent
- an authorized witness who makes the required promises on behalf of a person to be baptized and thereafter assumes responsibility for his Christian upbringing
- a person who presents a candidate for confirmation
- mainly US a person who undertakes responsibility for the actions, statements, obligations, etc, of another, as during a period of apprenticeship; guarantor
- (tr) to act as a sponsor for
Word Origin and History for sponsor
1650s, from Late Latin sponsor "sponsor in baptism," in Latin "a surety, guarantee," from sponsus, past participle of spondere "give assurance, promise solemnly" (see spondee). Sense of "person who pays for a radio (or, after 1947, TV) program" is first recorded 1931. The verb is attested from 1884, "to favor or support;" commercial broadcasting sense is from 1931.