patron

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See also: Patron and patrón

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English patroun, patrone, from Old French patron, from Latin patrōnus, derived from pater (father). Doublet of pattern.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɪ.tɹən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪtrən
  • Hyphenation: pa‧tron
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

patron (plural patrons)

  1. One who protects or supports; a defender or advocate.
    1. A guardian; synonym of patron saint.
      St. Joseph is the patron of many different places.
  2. An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble.
  3. A customer, as of a certain store or restaurant.
    This car park is for patrons only.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 4:
      In our trial of the AOT, a transect was used to collect data about the languages being spoken by patrons of the NIE cafeteria during lunchtimes.
  4. (historical, Roman law) A protector of a dependent, especially a master who had freed a slave but still retained some paternal rights.
  5. (Britain, ecclesiastical) One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
  6. (nautical) A padrone.
  7. (obsolete or historical) A property owner, a landlord, a master. (Compare patroon.)
    • 1879, Annie Allnutt Brassey, A Voyage in the "Sunbeam", page 170:
      Half-a-dozen little boys carried it to the inn, where I had to explain to the patron, in my best Spanish, that we wanted a carriage to go to the baths, seven leagues off.
    • 1992, Eric O. Ayisi, St. Eustatius, Treasure Island of the Caribbean
      [...] would obtain permission from the West India Company to settle in certain areas in the New World and cultivate the land. Sometimes absentee patrons would give the colony to a group of interested persons and the patrons would finance ...

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Verb[edit]

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

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

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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 Old French patron (patron, protector), from Latin patrōnus, from pater (father).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

patron m (plural patrons)

  1. boss, employer
    Mon patron m’a accordé quelques jours de vacances supplémentaires.
    My boss gave me some extra vacation days.
  2. (sewing and knitting) pattern

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Hiligaynon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish patrón.

Noun[edit]

patrón

  1. patron saint

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French patron. Doublet of padrone.

Noun[edit]

patron m (invariable)

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

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

patron

  1. Alternative form of patroun

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin patrōnus, from pater (father).

Noun[edit]

patron m (plural patrons)

  1. (Jersey, sewing and knitting) pattern

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin patronus (sense 1), and French patron (senses 2 & 3)

Noun[edit]

patron m (definite singular patronen, indefinite plural patroner, definite plural patronene)

  1. a patron (person who gives financial or other support)
  2. a cartridge (ammunition)
  3. a cartridge (e.g. ink cartridge)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin patronus

Noun[edit]

patron m (definite singular patronen, indefinite plural patronar, definite plural patronane)

  1. a patron (person who gives financial or other support)

Etymology 2[edit]

From French patron

Noun[edit]

patron f (definite singular patrona, indefinite plural patroner, definite plural patronene)

  1. a cartridge (ammunition)
  2. a cartridge (e.g. ink cartridge)
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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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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

patron c

  1. cartridge for a fire arm

Declension[edit]

Declension of patron 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative patron patronen patroner patronerna
Genitive patrons patronens patroners patronernas

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French patron.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

patron (definite accusative patronu, plural patronlar)

  1. boss

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative patron
Definite accusative patronu
Singular Plural
Nominative patron patronlar
Definite accusative patronu patronları
Dative patrona patronlara
Locative patronda patronlarda
Ablative patrondan patronlardan
Genitive patronun patronların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular patronum patronlarım
2nd singular patronun patronların
3rd singular patronu patronları
1st plural patronumuz patronlarımız
2nd plural patronunuz patronlarınız
3rd plural patronları patronları
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular patronum patronlarım
2nd singular patronsun patronlarsın
3rd singular patron
patrondur
patronlar
patronlardır
1st plural patronuz patronlarız
2nd plural patronsunuz patronlarsınız
3rd plural patronlar patronlardır