spon|sor1 [ˈspɔnsə US ˈspa:nsər] n
[Date: 1600-1700; : Latin; Origin: spondere 'to promise']
a) a person or company that pays for a show, broadcast, sports event etc especially in exchange for the right to advertise at that event
sponsor of
Eastman Kodak is a major sponsor of the Olympics.
corporate sponsors
b) a person or company that supports someone by paying for their training, education, living costs etc
2.) someone who agrees to give someone else money for a ↑charity if they walk, run etc a particular distance
3.) someone who officially introduces or supports a proposal for a new law
4.) someone who officially agrees to help someone else, or to be responsible for what they do
You cannot get a work visa without an American sponsor.
5.) a ↑godparent
sponsor 2
sponsor2 v [T]
a) to give money to a sports event, theatre, institution etc, especially in exchange for the right to advertise
The competition was sponsored by British Airways.
government-sponsored projects
b) to support someone by paying for their training, education, living costs etc
The bank had offered to sponsor him at university.
2.) to officially support a proposal for a new law
3.) to agree to help someone or be responsible for what they do
4.) to agree to give someone money for ↑charity if they walk, run etc a particular distance
5.) sponsored walk/swim etc
BrE an event in which many people walk, swim etc a particular distance so that people will give them money for a ↑charity
6.) UN-sponsored/US-sponsored/government-sponsored etc
supported and encouraged by the UN, the US etc
US-sponsored peace talks

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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  • Sponsor — Sponsor …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • sponsor — [ spɔ̃sɔr; spɔnsɔr ] n. m. • 1954; mot angl. « parrrain » ♦ Anglic. Personne, organisme qui soutient financièrement une entreprise à des fins publicitaires. Recomm. offic. ⇒ commanditaire, parrain, parraineur. Sponsor d un voilier, d un coureur,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sponsor — spon·sor n 1: a legislator who introduces and supports a legislative proposal (as a bill or amendment) 2: a person who assumes responsibility for some other person (as an immigrant) or thing 3 a: one that securitizes assets b: one that promotes,… …   Law dictionary

  • Sponsor — Научная классификация промежуточные ранги Домен:  …   Википедия

  • sponsor — spónsor s. m., pl. spónsori Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  SPÓNSOR sponsori m. Persoană, organizaţie, firmă etc. care susţine financiar o acţiune, în scop publicitar. /<engl. sponsor Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Sponsor — Sm Geldgeber, Gönner per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. sponsor, eigentlich Unterstützer, Pate , dieses aus l. spōnsor Bürge , zu l. spondēre (spōnsum) versprechen, verpflichten .    Ebenso nndl. sponsor, nfrz. sponsor,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • sponsor — n Sponsor, patron, surety, guarantor, backer, angel are comparable when they denote a person who in a greater or less degree accepts responsibility for another person or for a particular venture or undertaking. Sponsor usually implies public… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Sponsor — or sponsorship may refer to: Sponsor (commercial), supporter of an event, activity, or person Sponsor (legislative), a person who introduces a bill Sponsor (song), a song by Teairra Marí Child sponsorship, form of charitable giving Sponsor of… …   Wikipedia

  • Sponsor — Sponsor: Das Fremdwort bezeichnet einen »Förderer, Geldgeber«, aber auch eine »Person oder Gruppe, die Rundfunk oder Fernsehsendungen (zu Werbezwecken) finanziert«. Es wurde in der Mitte des 20. Jh.s aus gleichbed. engl. sponsor übernommen. Lat.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • sponsor — (n.) 1650s, from L.L. sponsor sponsor in baptism, in Latin a surety, guarantee, from sponsus, pp. of spondere give assurance, promise solemnly (see SPONDEE (Cf. spondee)). Sense of person who pays for a radio (or, after 1947, TV) program is first …   Etymology dictionary

  • sponsor — [spän′sər] n. [L, surety < spondere, to promise solemnly < IE base * spend , to bring a libation, vow > Gr spendein, to promise, spondē, libation] 1. a person or agency that undertakes certain responsibilities in connection with some… …   English World dictionary