verb (used with object)
Origin of sponsor
Examples from the Web for sponsor
Delta was a sponsor of the HRC dinner here in Atlanta and I went and met her there.
SPONSOR: The Daily Beast Company LLC (555 W. 18th St., New York, NY, 10011).
Entries are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to privacy policies of the Sponsor.
And he has been involved in the Mind and Life Institute, the sponsor of the ISCS conference, from its inception.
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|Jack Holmes|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And of course with the Dabney field it could be piped back to Earth if any sponsor wanted it.Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The ceremony is as follows:—The child is brought out and given to the weaning father or sponsor.Tales of Old Japan|Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
A Holy Religion had unblushingly been made the sponsor for such a crime.
Mrs. Bonfill was very sore; people would take advantage of Trix's escapade to question the social infallibility of her sponsor.The Intrusions of Peggy|Anthony Hope
My sponsor and I had some pretty good sessions about it, and some of the screwy results I wrote you begin to make sense.On Handling the Data|M. I. Mayfield
British Dictionary definitions for sponsor
- 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
- 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
Word Origin for sponsor
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.