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pa·tron

 (pā′trən)
n.
1. One that supports, protects, or champions someone or something, such as an institution, event, or cause; a sponsor or benefactor: a patron of the arts.
2. A customer, especially a regular customer.
3. (also pä-trōn′) The owner or manager of an establishment, especially a restaurant or an inn of France or Spain.
4.
a. A noble or wealthy person in ancient Rome who granted favor and protection to someone in exchange for certain services.
b. A slave owner in ancient Rome who freed a slave without relinquishing all legal claim to him.
5. One who possesses the right to grant an ecclesiastical benefice to a member of the clergy.
6. A patron saint.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin patrōnus, from Latin, from pater, patr-, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.]

pa′tron·al (pā′trə-nəl) adj.

patron

(ˈpeɪtrən)
n
1. a person, esp a man, who sponsors or aids artists, charities, etc; protector or benefactor
2. (Commerce) a customer of a shop, hotel, etc, esp a regular one
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) See patron saint
4. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) the protector of a dependant or client, often the former master of a freedman still retaining certain rights over him
5. (Anglicanism) Christianity a person or body having the right to present a clergyman to a benefice
[C14: via Old French from Latin patrōnus protector, from pater father]
patronal adj
ˈpatronly adj

patron

(patrɔ̃)
n
(Commerce) a man, who owns or manages a hotel, restaurant, or bar

patron

(ˈpætərn)
n
Irish a variant spelling of pattern2

pa•tron

(ˈpeɪ trən)

n.
1. a person who is a customer, client, or paying guest, esp. a regular one, of a store, hotel, or the like.
2. a person who supports with money, efforts, or endorsement an artist, charity, etc.
4. (in ancient Rome)
a. the protector of a dependent or client.
b. the former master of a freedman still retaining some rights over him.
5. a person who has the right of presenting a member of the clergy to a benefice.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Medieval Latin, Latin patrōnus legal protector, advocate (Medieval Latin: lord, master), derivative of pater father]
pa′tron•ly, adj.

patron

- Derives from Latin patronus, which means "protector of clients" or "defender."
See also related terms for protected.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patron - a regular customerpatron - a regular customer      
customer, client - someone who pays for goods or services
operagoer - a patron of the opera
habitue, regular, fixture - a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture"
2.patron - the proprietor of an inn
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
innkeeper, boniface, host - the owner or manager of an inn
owner, proprietor - (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"
3.patron - someone who supports or champions somethingpatron - someone who supports or champions something
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
backer, angel - invests in a theatrical production
godfather - someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild
godparent - a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism
guarantor, warranter, warrantor, surety - one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
patroness, patronne - a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron
pillar of strength, tower of strength - a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort

patron

noun
1. supporter, friend, champion, defender, sponsor, guardian, angel (informal), advocate, backer, helper, protagonist, protector, benefactor, philanthropist Catherine the Great was a patron of the arts and sciences.
2. customer, client, buyer, frequenter, shopper, habitué Like so many of its patrons, he could not resist the food at the Savoy.

patron

noun
1. A person who supports or champions an activity, cause, or institution, for example:
Informal: angel.
2. One who buys goods or services:
Translations
زُبوننَصير، مُشَجِّع
ага
mecenášstálý zákazník
fast kundemæcenprotektorsponsor
asiakaskannattajakanta-asiakasmesenaattirakennuttaja
állandó vevõvédnök
fastagestur, fastur viîskiptavinurvelunnari, stuîningsmaîur
globėjiškai elgtis sumecenatasnuolat lankytinuolatinis klientaspatronas
pastāvīgs klientspatrons, mecenāts, atbalstītājs
mecenáš
devamlı müşterikoruyucu

patron

[ˈpeɪtrən]
A. N [of charity, society] → patrocinador(a) m/f (Comm) [of shop, hotel] → cliente/a m/f
a patron of the artsun mecenas
B. CPD patron saint Npatrono/a m/f

patron

[ˈpeɪtrən] n
[pub, shop] → client(e) m/f
[charity] → patron(ne) m/f patron of the arts

patron

n (= customer of shop)Kunde m, → Kundin f; (= customer of restaurant, hotel)Gast m; (of society)Schirmherr(in) m(f); (of artist)Förderer m, → Förderin f, → Gönner(in) m(f); (= patron saint)Schutzpatron(in) m(f); patrons onlynur für Kunden/Gäste; patron of the artsKunstmäzen(in) m(f); our patrons (of shop)unsere Kundschaft

patron

[ˈpeɪtrn] n (of artist) → mecenate m/f; (of charity) → benefattore/trice; (of society) → patrono/essa; (of shop, hotel) → cliente m/f abituale
patron of the arts → mecenate m/f

patron

(ˈpeitrən) noun
1. a person who supports (often with money) an artist, musician, writer, form of art etc. He's a patron of the arts.
2. a (regular) customer of a shop etc. The manager said that he knew all his patrons.
patronage (ˈpӕtrənidʒ) , ((American) ˈpei-) noun
the support given by a patron.
ˈpatronize, ˈpatronise (ˈpӕ-) , ((American) ˈpei-) verb
1. to behave towards (someone) in a way which is kind and friendly but which nevertheless shows that one thinks oneself to be more important, clever etc than that person. He's a nice fellow but he does patronize his assistants.
2. to visit (a shop, theatre, society etc) regularly. That's not a shop I patronize nowadays.
ˈpatronizing, ˈpatronising adjective
ˈpatronizingly, ˈpatronisingly adverb
patron saint
a saint who protects a particular person, group of people, country etc. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.
References in classic literature ?
My faithful friend and noble patron," continued Laurie with a wave of the hand, "who has so flatteringly presented me, is not to be blamed for the base stratagem of tonight.
They acquire a look which an artist(if he have anything like the complacency of artists nowadays) would never dream of presenting to a patron as his own characteristic expression, but which, nevertheless, we at once recognize as reflecting the unlovely truth of a human soul.
Then, he thought, how soon he 'd turn his back upon the old schoolhouse; snap his fingers in the face of Hans Van Ripper, and every other niggardly patron, and kick any itinerant pedagogue out of doors that should dare to call him comrade!
This person proved, on her presenting herself, for judgment, at a house in Harley Street, that impressed her as vast and imposing--this prospective patron proved a gentleman, a bachelor in the prime of life, such a figure as had never risen, save in a dream or an old novel, before a fluttered, anxious girl out of a Hampshire vicarage.
They were to go immediately to Delaford, that Edward might have some personal knowledge of his future home, and assist his patron and friend in deciding on what improvements were needed to it; and from thence, after staying there a couple of nights, he was to proceed on his journey to town.
We had to walk two miles to Brocklebridge Church, where our patron officiated.
I told them what a fine fellow Steerforth was, and what a patron of mine, and Peggotty said she would walk a score of miles to see him.
This was not a very ceremonious way of rendering homage to a patron saint; but, I believe Old Clem stood in that relation towards smiths.
He ask'd, but all the Heav'nly Quire stood mute, And silence was in Heav'n: on mans behalf Patron or Intercessor none appeerd, Much less that durst upon his own head draw The deadly forfeiture, and ransom set.
And the steward left the banqueting hall to see the commands of his patron obeyed.
But as none of this faction needed the services of a domestic engineer, he was none the richer for their support, and the only patron he obtained was a housemaid who was leaving her situation at a country house in the vicinity, and wanted her box repaired, the lid having fallen off.
These people are most excellent mathematicians, and arrived to a great perfection in mechanics, by the countenance and encouragement of the emperor, who is a renowned patron of learning.