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ˈpeɪ trənpa·tron

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patron, frequenternoun

    a regular customer

  2. patronnoun

    the proprietor of an inn

  3. patron, sponsor, supporternoun

    someone who supports or champions something


  1. patronnoun

    A supporter

  2. patronnoun

    A customer

  3. patronnoun

    A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works

  4. patronnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patronnoun

    one who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender

  2. Patronnoun

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

  3. Patronnoun

    a man of distinction under whose protection another person placed himself

  4. Patronnoun

    an advocate or pleader

  5. Patronnoun

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

  6. Patronnoun

    one who has gift and disposition of a benefice

  7. Patronnoun

    a guardian saint. -- called also patron saint

  8. Patronnoun

    see Padrone, 2

  9. Patronverb

    to be a patron of; to patronize; to favor

  10. Patronadjective

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

  11. Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. patron

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

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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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  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. Rami Makhlouf on Sunday:

    Did anyone expect the security forces would pounce on Rami Makhlouf's companies who were their biggest supporters and their patron during the war?

  2. Robert Taylor:

    I commend the agents of the Enforcement Division, particularly Agent Dan Nuqui, for ensuring that the public trust in the gaming industry remains strong by spending countless hours over two weeks to ensure that a patron is awarded winnings owed to him.

  3. 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.

  4. Robert C. Morlino:

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

  5. Lisa Bitel:

    And much like love itself, St. Valentine and his reputation as the patron saint of love are not matters of verifiable history, but of faith.

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    a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
    • A. loom
    • B. elaborate
    • C. abash
    • D. affront

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