Definitions for patronˈpeɪ trən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•tronˈpeɪ trən(n.)

  1. a person who is a customer, client, or paying guest, esp. a regular one, of a store, hotel, or the like.

  2. a person who supports with money, efforts, or endorsement an artist, charity, etc.

  3. Category: Religion

    Ref: patron saint.

  4. (in ancient Rome) the protector of a dependent or client. the former master of a freedman still retaining some rights over him.

    Category: Ancient History

  5. a person who has the right of presenting a member of the clergy to a benefice.

    Category: Religion

Origin of patron:

1250–1300; ME < ML, L patrōnus legal protector, advocate (ML: lord, master), der. of paterfather

pa′tron•ly(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patron, frequenter(noun)

    a regular customer

  2. patron(noun)

    the proprietor of an inn

  3. patron, sponsor, supporter(noun)

    someone who supports or champions something

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. patron(noun)ˈpeɪ trən

    a customer at a restaurant, hotel, etc.

    We request that patrons return their library books on time.; a patron of the hotel

  2. patronˈpeɪ trən

    sb who gives financial support to an artist, writer, etc.

    a patron of the arts

Wiktionary

  1. patron(Noun)

    A supporter

  2. patron(Noun)

    A customer

  3. patron(Noun)

    A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works

  4. patron(Noun)

    An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble.

  5. Origin: patron, reborrowed from patronus, derived from pater "father".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patron(noun)

    one who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender

  2. Patron(noun)

    a master who had freed his slave, but still retained some paternal rights over him

  3. Patron(noun)

    a man of distinction under whose protection another person placed himself

  4. Patron(noun)

    an advocate or pleader

  5. Patron(noun)

    one who encourages or helps a person, a cause, or a work; a furtherer; a promoter; as, a patron of art

  6. Patron(noun)

    one who has gift and disposition of a benefice

  7. Patron(noun)

    a guardian saint. -- called also patron saint

  8. Patron(noun)

    see Padrone, 2

  9. Patron(verb)

    to be a patron of; to patronize; to favor

  10. Patron(adj)

    doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary

Freebase

  1. Patrón

    Patrón is a brand of tequila products produced in Mexico by the Patrón Spirits Company. Patrón brand tequila are offered in nine different varieties. Gran Patrón Burdeos, Gran Patrón Platinum, Gran Patrón Piedra, Patrón Silver, Patrón Añejo, and Patrón Reposado. It is also available in a tequila-coffee blend known as Patrón XO Cafe, a tequila-chocolate-coffee blend known as Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa, and an orange liqueur known as Patrón Citrónge. Patron tequilas, like all tequilas, are made from the "piña" of the blue agave plant.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'patron' in Nouns Frequency: #2705


Translations for patron

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

patron(noun)

a person who supports (often with money) an artist, musician, writer, form of art etc

He's a patron of the arts.

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