What does patron mean?

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ˈpeɪ trənpa·tron

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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

Wiktionary

  1. patron(Noun)

    A supporter

    Etymology: patron, reborrowed from patronus, derived from pater "father".

  2. patron(Noun)

    A customer

    Etymology: patron, reborrowed from patronus, derived from pater "father".

  3. patron(Noun)

    A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works

    Etymology: patron, reborrowed from patronus, derived from pater "father".

  4. patron(Noun)

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

    Etymology: patron, reborrowed from patronus, derived from pater "father".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patron(noun)

    one who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See Paternal, and cf. Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.]

  2. Patron(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See Paternal, and cf. Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.]

  3. Patron(noun)

    a man of distinction under whose protection another person placed himself

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See Paternal, and cf. Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.]

  4. Patron(noun)

    an advocate or pleader

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See Paternal, and cf. Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.]

  5. Patron(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See Paternal, and cf. Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.]

  6. Patron(noun)

    one who has gift and disposition of a benefice

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See Paternal, and cf. Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.]

  7. Patron(noun)

    a guardian saint. -- called also patron saint

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See Paternal, and cf. Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.]

  8. Patron(noun)

    see Padrone, 2

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See Paternal, and cf. Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.]

  9. Patron(verb)

    to be a patron of; to patronize; to favor

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See Paternal, and cf. Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.]

  10. Patron(adj)

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See Paternal, and cf. Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Patron

    pā′trun, n. a protector: one who countenances or encourages: one who has the right to appoint to any office, esp. to a living in the church: a guardian saint:—fem. Pā′troness.—v.t. to treat as a patron.—n. Pā′tronage, the support given by a patron: guardianship of saints: the right of bestowing offices, privileges, or church benefices.—v.t. (Shak.) to support.—adj. Pā′tronal.—n. Pātronisā′tion.—v.t. Pā′tronīse, to act as a patron toward: to give countenance or encouragement to: to assume the air of a patron towards.—n. Pā′tronīser.—adj. Pā′tronīsing.—adv. Pā′tronīsingly.—adj. Pā′tronless. [Fr.,—L. patronuspater, patris, a father.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. patron

    The master of a merchant vessel or coaster in the Mediterranean. Also, a cartridge-box, temp. Elizabeth.

Editors Contribution

  1. patron

    A regular customer.

    The patrons of the hotel were regular customers and were looked after.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for patron »

  1. parton, tarpon

  2. Parton

  3. Tarpon

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patron in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of patron in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Martinez:

    We've been investigating since yesterday and trying to gather the information because we want to make Central Park feel safe for everybody, and we also had a second matter that was also brought up from October of last year, for an incident at the mall where it's believed that the same female struck a patron at the mall.

  2. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia:

    My brilliant Daddy!…1000000 times kiss your feet and hands and bow to you. Loving you. Your faithful daughter 13-year-old lass, first name Nastasya (Shvybzik), last name A.N.R.P.K.Z.S.G. Patron of the Popskiy, Atamanskiy (Chieftains) Regiment. Artichokes, ‘artechokes’ and ‘elmond’-trees and ‘elmond’-trees. Never grow on the nose never grow on the nose I wish they did I wish they did (thrice and more).

  3. Robert C. Morlino:

    So let’s be politically incorrect, like St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of political incorrectness.

  4. Rick Santorum:

    We're sort of the patron saint of underdog candidates for president. We were the most unlikely of candidates to win and were not in the race until the very end.

  5. Brigitte Falk:

    That is a very gruesome story and led to her becoming the patron of lumberjacks.

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