What does patron mean?

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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

Wiktionary

  1. patronnoun

    A supporter

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

  2. patronnoun

    A customer

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

  3. patronnoun

    A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works

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

  4. patronnoun

    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. Patronnoun

    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. Patronnoun

    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. Patronnoun

    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. Patronnoun

    an advocate or pleader

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

  5. Patronnoun

    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. Patronnoun

    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. Patronnoun

    a guardian saint. -- called also patron saint

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

  8. Patronnoun

    see Padrone, 2

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

  9. Patronverb

    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. Patronadjective

    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.

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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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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. 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. Rick Santorum:

    It is, in many respects, a humbling experience... If I didn't love it I wouldn't do it, 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

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