|Origin:||spondere 'to promise'|
a person or company that pays for a show, broadcast, sports event etc especially in exchange for the right to advertise at that event
Eastman Kodak is a major sponsor of the Olympics.
a person or company that supports someone by paying for their training, education, living costs etc
someone who agrees to give someone else money for a charity if they walk, run etc a particular distance
someone who officially introduces or supports a proposal for a new law
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.