Definition of sponsorship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈspɒnsəʃɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːnsərʃɪp//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] financial support from a sponsor a $50 million sponsorship deal The project needs to raise £8 million in sponsorship. We need to find sponsorships for the expedition. See related entries: Marketing
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of sponsoring somebody/something or being sponsored the senator’s sponsorship of the job training legislation
  3. Extra examples Entry and sponsorship forms for the marathon are available at local post offices. He hopes to raise around £4 000 in sponsorship money for the hospital. Many participants collect sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues. She has raised about £500 in sponsorship. Sponsorship dollars are rolling in as never before. The company has decided to withdraw from some of its sports sponsorship. The company has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the team. Two million pounds were raised through sponsorship. We have won sponsorship from one of the big banks. Without generous corporate sponsorship, the ballet company would not have survived. sponsorship for next year’s World Cup state sponsorship of religious societies the four-year sponsorship contract tobacco sponsorship of Formula One under commercial sponsorship £20 000 was raised through sponsorship to pay for training and equipment. The race organizers are trying to attract sponsorship from local firms.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sponsorship