[pey-truh n] /ˈpeɪ trən/
a person who is a customer, client, or paying guest, especially a regular one, of a store, hotel, or the like.
a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement an artist, writer, museum, cause, charity, institution, special event, or the like:
a patron of the arts; patrons of the annual Democratic dance.
a person whose support or protection is solicited or acknowledged by the dedication of a book or other work.
Roman History. the protector of a dependent or client, often the former master of a freedman still retaining certain rights over him.
Ecclesiastical. a person who has the right of presenting a member of the clergy to a benefice.
a person, esp a man, who sponsors or aids artists, charities, etc; protector or benefactor
a customer of a shop, hotel, etc, esp a regular one
See patron saint
(in ancient Rome) the protector of a dependant or client, often the former master of a freedman still retaining certain rights over him
(Christianity) a person or body having the right to present a clergyman to a benefice
a man, who owns or manages a hotel, restaurant, or bar
(Irish) a variant spelling of pattern2
“a lord-master, a protector,” c.1300, from Old French patron “patron, protector, patron saint” (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin patronus “patron saint, bestower of a benefice, lord, master, model, pattern,” from Latin patronus “defender, protector, former master (of a freed slave); advocate,” from pater (genitive patris) “father” (see father (n.)). Meaning “one who advances the cause” (of an artist, institution, etc.), usually by the person’s wealth and power, is attested from late 14c.; “commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery” [Johnson]. Commercial sense of “regular customer” first recorded c.1600. Patron saint (1717) originally was simply patron (late 14c.).
[pey-truh n] /ˈpeɪ trən/ noun 1. a person who is a customer, client, or paying guest, especially a regular one, of a store, hotel, or the like. 2. a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement an artist, writer, museum, cause, charity, institution, special event, or the like: a patron of the arts; […]
[pa-truh-nim] /ˈpæ trə nɪm/ noun 1. (defs 3, 4). noun a name derived from a father or ancestor; a surname or family name Word Origin patri- ‘father’ + -onym ‘name’ n. 1834, from Greek patronymos, from patr-, comb. form of pater “father” (see father (n.)) + -onym “name” (see name (n.)).
[puh-troon] /pəˈtrun/ noun 1. a person who held an estate in land with certain manorial privileges granted under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey. /pəˈtruːn/ noun 1. (in the US) a Dutch land-holder in New Netherland and New York with manorial rights in the colonial era n. 1660s, variant of patron […]
[pa-truh-nim-ik] /ˌpæ trəˈnɪm ɪk/ adjective 1. (of family names) derived from the name of a father or ancestor, especially by the addition of a suffix or prefix indicating descent. 2. (of a suffix or prefix) indicating descent. noun 3. a patronymic name, as Williamson (son of William) or Macdonald (son of Donald). 4. a family […]