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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

patron (plural patrons)

  1. One who protects or supports; a defender or advocate.
    • Shakespeare
      patron of my life and liberty
    • Spenser
      the patron of true holiness
    • Macaulay
      Let him who works the client wrong / Beware the patron's ire.
    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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TranslationsEdit

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See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

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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AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

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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EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

patron

  1. accusative singular of patro

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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HiligaynonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish patrón.

NounEdit

patrón

  1. patron saint

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French patron. Doublet of padrone.

NounEdit

patron m (invariable)

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

AnagramsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

patron

  1. Alternative form of patroun

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin patrōnus, from pater (father).

NounEdit

patron m (plural patrons)

  1. (Jersey, sewing and knitting) pattern

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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 NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin patronus

NounEdit

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

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

Etymology 2Edit

From French patron

NounEdit

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

  1. a cartridge (ammunition)
  2. a cartridge (e.g. ink cartridge)
Derived termsEdit

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

pàtrōn m (Cyrillic spelling па̀тро̄н)

  1. patron
  2. protector

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

NounEdit

patron c

  1. cartridge for a fire arm

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French patron.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

patron (definite accusative patronu, plural patronlar)

  1. boss

DeclensionEdit

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