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patron Explained

patron at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


patron at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery" [Johnson], c.1300, from O.Fr. patron, from M.L. patronus "patron saint, bestower of a benefice, lord, master, model, pattern," from L. patronus "defender, protector, advocate," from pater (gen. patris) "father." Commercial sense of "regular customer" first recorded 1605; patronage "power to give jobs or favors" is from 1769; meaning "regular business of customers" is 1804. Patronize "treat in a condescending way" is first attested 1797; sense of "give regular business to" is 1801. ///

patron at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: patronus, from Latin pater 'father']//
1 someone who supports the activities of an organization, for example by giving money: --a wealthy patron// patron of// --a patron of the arts//
2 a famous person who is officially involved with an organization, such as a charity, and whose name is used to help advertise it:
3 formal someone who uses a particular shop, restaurant, or hotel: --facilities for disabled patrons// see usage note customer//

patron at Danish => English Of Explained:


patron at Danish => English Of Explained:


patron at German => English Of Explained:


patron at French => English Of Explained:

boss, master

patron at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

cartridge, stencil

patron at Norwegian => English Of Explained:


patrón at Spanish => English Of Explained:

employer, patron, pattern

patron at Swedish => English Of Explained:

cartridge to a gun, master, squire

patron at Swedish => english Of Explained:

cartridge, cartridge to a gun, master, squire

patron at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

184 Moby Thesaurus words for "patron":
Dionysus, Maecenas, OD, Samaritan, Santa Claus, abettor, admirer,
advocate, aficionado, aid, aider, almoner, almsgiver, angel,
apologist, assignor, assister, attender, audience, awarder, backer,
befriender, benefactor, benefactress, benefiter, bestower,
boatswain, booster, boss, buff, buyer, bwana, captain, caterer,
champion, chandler, cheerful giver, chef, chief, chief engineer,
chief mate, church dignitary, client, commander, commissariat,
commissary, conferrer, consignor, contributor, customer,
deck officer, defender, dependence, donator, donor, ecclesiarch,
elder, employer, encourager, endorser, exponent, fairy godmother,
fan, favorer, feoffor, financer, frequenter, friend,
friend at court, funder, furnisher, giver, good Samaritan,
good person, goodman, grantor, grubstaker, guarantor,
guardian angel, guru, habitue, haunter, help, helper, helping hand,
husband, imparter, jack-at-a-pinch, lady bountiful, liege,
liege lord, lord, lord paramount, lover, mainstay, maintainer,
manciple, mark, master, mate, meal ticket, merchant,
ministering angel, ministrant, naval officer, navigating officer,
navigator, overlord, padrone, paramount, paranymph, partisan,
paterfamilias, patriarch, patroness, philanthropist, pillar, pipes,
presenter, promoter, prospect, protagonist, protector, protectress,
provider, provisioner, purchaser, purveyor, quartermaster, rabbi,
regular, regular customer, reliance, retailer, rock, safekeeper,
sahib, sailing master, second, second mate, seconder, sectary,
seigneur, seignior, settler, shipmaster, sider, skipper, spectator,
sponsor, staker, stalwart, standby, starets, steward, stock clerk,
storekeeper, subscriber, succorer, sucker, sugar daddy, supplier,
support, supporter, surety, sustainer, sutler, sympathizer,
teacher, testate, testator, testatrix, the Old Man, theatergoer,
tower, tower of strength, upholder, victualer, visitor, vivandier,
votary, vouchsafer, watch officer, well-wisher

patron at Croatian => English Of Explained:


patron at Danish => English Of Explained:

rigmarole, sen

patron at French => English Of Explained:

patron [patrõ]
boss, master
pattern, stencil, template, templet

patron at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


patrón at Spanish => English Of Explained:

boss, chief, leader(estro)
chief, boss(ĉefo)

patron at Turkish => English Of Explained:

nt, narrative, story, ta

patron at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Pity): sympathizer, advocate, friend, partisan, patron, wellwisher.

patron at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 a person who gives money and support to artists and writers:
Frederick the Great was the patron of many artists.
2 a famous person who supports an organization such as a charity and whose name is used in the advertisements, etc. for the organization:
Diana, Princess of Wales was patron of the charity Birthright.
3 (formal) a person who uses a particular shop/store, restaurant, theatre, etc:
Patrons are requested not to smoke.

PATRON at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

PATRON, eccl. law. He who has the disposition and gift of an ecclesiastical
benefice. In the Roman law it signified the former master of a freedman.
Dig. 2, 4, 8, 1.

Patron at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Patron \Pa"tron\, n. [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father.
See {Paternal}, and cf. {Patroon}, {Padrone}, {Pattern}.]
1. One who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender.
``Patron of my life and liberty.'' --Shak. ``The patron of
true holiness.'' --Spenser.

2. (Rom. Antiq.)
(a) A master who had freed his slave, but still retained
some paternal rights over him.
(b) A man of distinction under whose protection another
person placed himself.
(c) An advocate or pleader.

Let him who works the client wrong Beware the
patron's ire. --Macaulay.

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

4. (Eccl. Law) One who has gift and disposition of a
benefice. [Eng.]

5. A guardian saint. -- called also {patron saint}.

6. (Naut.) See {Padrone}, 2.

{Patrons of Husbandry}, the grangers. See {Granger}, 2.

Patron \Pa"tron\, v. t.
To be a patron of; to patronize; to favor. [Obs.] --Sir T.

Patron \Pa"tron\, a.
Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection;
tutelary. --Dryden.

{Patron saint} (R. C. Ch.), a saint regarded as the peculiar
protector of a country, community, church, profession,
etc., or of an individual.

patron at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a regular customer [syn: {frequenter}]
2: the proprietor of an inn
3: someone who supports or champions something [syn: {sponsor},

patron at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » patrón


Inter: wikipedia » dab=Patron (disambiguation)|mul=Patron


Inter: etyl » ang patron, reborrowed from Inter: etyl » la patronus, derived from pater "father".


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈpeɪt.ɹən/
  • Inter: a » GenAm Inter: IPA » /ˈpeɪt(ʃ).ɹən/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"peIt(S)r@n/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-patron.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: hyphenation » pa|tron
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪtrən


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A supporter
    1. A customer
    2. A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works
    3. An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble.

      Derived terms

      * patronage

  • patroness
  • patronize, patronise

    Related terms

    * pattern


    Inter: trans-top » supporter
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|ага|m|tr=agá
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|příznivec|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tukija, Inter: t+ » fi|kannattaja
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Schirmherr|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|pártfogó, Inter: t- » hu|patrónus, Inter: t- » hu|védnök
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|ага|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|заступник|m|tr=zastúpnik|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|заступница|f|tr=zastúpnica|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » customer
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|zákazník|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|asiakas, Inter: t+ » fi|kanta-asiakas
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|client|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|kuncsaft

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cliente|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|клиент|m|tr=klijént|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|клиентка|f|tr=klijéntka|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cliente|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » property owner
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|vlastník|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|rakennuttaja

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » wealthy individual who supports an artist etc.
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|ага|m|tr=agá
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|mecenáš|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tukija, Inter: t+ » fi|mesenaatti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|mécène|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|patrónus

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|ага
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|ard-charrey|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|покровитель|m|tr=pokrovítel’|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|покровительница|f|tr=pokrovítel’nica|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » nl: bouwheer {{m}} (3), eigenaar {{m}} (3), bevorderaar {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 老顧客
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: zaštitnik

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: patron
  • Inter: ttbc » es: patrocinador; cliente

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * sponsor


    * parton, tarpon



  • Inter: eo-form of » patr|on

  • French


    From Inter: etyl » la|fr patronus, derived from pater "father".


    * Inter: audio » Fr-patron.ogg|Audio


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • boss, employer
    1. : Mon patron ma accordé quelques jours de vacances supplémentaires.''
    2. Inter: sewing » and|knitting|lang=fr pattern

      Usage notes

      This a false friend, the only English sense of this word shared in French is saint patron ("patron saint").


      * prônât



    From Inter: etyl » es|hil Inter: term » patrón|lang=es.


    Inter: hil-noun » patrón
  • patron saint

  • Italian


    Inter: etyl » fr|it


    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • patron (of a sports event etc)
    1. pattern (paper, for knitting)


      * pronta



    * Inter: IPA » /pǎtroːn/|lang=sh
    • Inter: hyphenation » pat|ron


      Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=pàtrōn|r|патрон|па̀тро̄н

  • patron
    1. protector


      Inter: sh-decl-noun »




    From Inter: etyl » fr|tr Inter: term » patron|lang=fr.


    * Inter: IPA » patɾon|lang=tr


    Inter: tr-noun » u|lar
  • boss


    Inter: tr-noun-c » o|d|poss=+|pred=+

  • Translation: bs » patron
    Translation: br » patron
    Translation: cs » patron
    Translation: de » patron
    Translation: et » patron
    Translation: el » patron
    Translation: es » patron
    Translation: eo » patron
    Translation: fr » patron
    Translation: ko » patron
    Translation: io » patron
    Translation: id » patron
    Translation: it » patron
    Translation: kn » patron
    Translation: ku » patron
    Translation: hu » patron
    Translation: mg » patron
    Translation: ml » patron
    Translation: my » patron
    Translation: fj » patron
    Translation: uz » patron
    Translation: pl » patron
    Translation: ro » patron
    Translation: ru » patron
    Translation: sm » patron
    Category: simple:patron -
    Translation: fi » patron
    Translation: sv » patron
    Translation: ta » patron
    Translation: te » patron
    Translation: tr » patron
    Translation: vi » patron
    Translation: zh » patron

    Patron at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » patron


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de


    Inter: de-noun » m|Patrons|Patrone
  • patron
    1. Inter: religion » lang=de patron saint


      * Inter: qualifier » patron: Schirmherr

  • Inter: qualifier » religion: Namenspatron, Schutzheiliger, Schutzpatron

  • Translation: de » Patron
    Translation: et » Patron
    Translation: ko » Patron
    Translation: io » Patron
    Translation: id » Patron
    Translation: mg » Patron
    Translation: zh » Patron

    patrón at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » patron



    Inter: gl-noun » m
  • owner, boss
    1. pattern

    Category: Category:gl:People -



    Inter: es-noun » m|pl=patrones
  • boss.
    1. master.
    2. patron.
    3. pattern.

      Related terms

      * patrona

  • patrocinar

  • Translation: es » patrón
    Translation: ko » patrón
    Translation: io » patrón
    Translation: hu » patrón
    Translation: mg » patrón
    Translation: pl » patrón
    Translation: fi » patrón
    Translation: zh » patrón