What does patron mean?

Definitions for patronˈpeɪ trən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word patron.

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


  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

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


  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.]

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greg Laemmle:

    When a film attracts this kind of hype, there has to be concerns, as long as we're not being irresponsible in terms of addressing patron safety.

  2. Greg Laemmle:

    When a film attracts this kind of hype, there has to be concerns, as long as we’re not being irresponsible in terms of addressing patron safety.

  3. Lisa Linden:

    The patron persisted in making aggressive remarks, which Mr. Spitzer initially ignored. An argument ensued, but at no time did he make any threats.

  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. Filmmaker Katie Cokinos:

    When we were trying to raise money, having Rick present and people seeing that he gave his blessings and liked the script, that definitely helped, rick's been a patron saint of the film.

Images & Illustrations of patron

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Translations for patron

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الراعيArabic
  • агаBulgarian
  • mecenáš, příznivec, zákazník, vlastníkCzech
  • SchirmherrGerman
  • cliente, patrónSpanish
  • tukija, kannattaja, mesenaatti, kanta-asiakas, rakennuttaja, asiakasFinnish
  • mécène, clientFrench
  • ard-charreyManx
  • patrónus, védnök, pártfogó, kuncsaftHungarian
  • cliente, proprietario, mecenate, patronoItalian
  • פַּטרוֹןHebrew
  • 守護者, 顧客, 得意先Japanese
  • агаMacedonian
  • clientePortuguese
  • покровитель, заступник, покровительница, заступница, клиентка, клиентRussian
  • beskyddareSwedish

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