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Patron
See also: Patron and patrón

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'pe?.tn/
  • Rhymes: -e?tr?n
  • Hyphenation: pa?tron
  • (file)

Noun

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 regular customer, as of a certain store or restaurant.
    This car park is for patrons only.
  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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Translations

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See also

Verb

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.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Noun

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

Synonyms


Esperanto

Noun

patron

  1. accusative singular of patro

French

Etymology

From Old French patron ("patron, protector"), from Latin patr?nus, from pater ("father").

Pronunciation

Noun

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

Usage notes

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Hiligaynon

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish patrón.

Noun

patrón

  1. patron saint

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from French patron. Doublet of padrone.

Noun

patron m (invariable)

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

Anagrams


Middle English

Noun

patron

  1. Alternative form of patroun

Norman

Etymology

From Latin patr?nus, from pater ("father").

Noun

patron m (plural patrons)

  1. (Jersey, sewing and knitting) pattern

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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

Noun

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)

Derived terms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Latin patronus

Noun

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

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

Etymology 2

From French patron

Noun

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /p?tro:n/
  • Hyphenation: pat?ron

Noun

pàtr?n m (Cyrillic spelling )

  1. patron
  2. protector

Declension


Swedish

Noun

patron c

  1. cartridge for a fire arm

Declension

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

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Turkish

Etymology

Borrowed from French patron.

Pronunciation

Noun

patron (definite accusative patronu, plural patronlar)

  1. boss

Declension

Inflection
Nominative patron
Definite accusative patronu
Singular Plural
Nominative patron patronlar
Definite accusative patronu patronlar?
Dative patrona patronlara
Locative patronda patronlarda
Ablative patrondan patronlardan
Genitive patronun patronlar?n
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular patronum patronlar?m
2nd singular patronun patronlar?n
3rd singular patronu patronlar?
1st plural patronumuz patronlar?m?z
2nd plural patronunuz patronlar?n?z
3rd plural patronlar? patronlar?
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular patronum patronlar?m
2nd singular patronsun patronlars?n
3rd singular patron
patrondur
patronlar
patronlard?r
1st plural patronuz patronlar?z
2nd plural patronsunuz patronlars?n?z
3rd plural patronlar patronlard?r

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