patron

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English patron, reborrowed from Latin patrōnus, derived from pater (father).

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Noun[edit]

patron (plural patrons)

  1. One who protects or supports; a defender.
    • Shakespeare
      patron of my life and liberty
    • Spenser
      the patron of true holiness
  2. A customer.
    This car park is for patrons only.
  3. A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works.
  4. An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble.
  5. (historical, Roman antiquity) A master who had freed his slave but still retained some paternal rights over him.
  6. An advocate or pleader.
    • Macaulay
      Let him who works the client wrong / Beware the patron's ire.
  7. (UK, ecclestiastical) One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
  8. (nautical) A padrone.

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Verb[edit]

patron (third-person singular simple present patrons, present participle patroning, simple past and past participle patroned)

  1. (obsolete) To be a patron of; to patronize; to favour.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

patron (plural patrons)

  1. (uncommon) patron; wealthy person who supports an artist, craftsman, a scholar, etc.
  2. (uncommon, Roman catholicism) patron saint
  3. (uncommon, Roman antiquity) patron

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Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

patron

  1. accusative singular of patro

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin patrōnus, from pater (father).

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Noun[edit]

patron m (plural patrons)

  1. boss, employer
    Mon patron m'a accordé quelques jours de vacances supplémentaires.
  2. (sewing and knitting) pattern

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Hiligaynon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish patrón.

Noun[edit]

patrón

  1. patron saint

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Noun[edit]

patron m (invariable)

  1. patron (of a sports event etc)
  2. pattern (paper, for knitting)

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin patrōnus, from pater (father).

Noun[edit]

patron m (plural patrons)

  1. (sewing and knitting) pattern

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pǎtroːn/
  • Hyphenation: pat‧ron

Noun[edit]

pàtrōn m (Cyrillic spelling па̀тро̄н)

  1. patron
  2. protector

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French patron.

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Noun[edit]

patron (definite accusative patronu, plural patronlar)

  1. boss

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