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Patron meaning

patron - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. the proprietor of an inn
  2. 2. One who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender.
  3. 3. A man of distinction under whose protection another person placed himself.
  4. 4. An advocate or pleader.
  5. 5. One who encourages or helps a person, a cause, or a work; a furtherer; a promoter; as, a patron of art.
  6. 6. One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
  7. 7. See Padrone, 2.
  8. 8. To be a patron of; to patronize; to favor.
  9. 9. Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary.
  10. 10. A guardian saint. - called also patron saint.
  11. 11. A protector; one who countenances.

patron - examples of usage

  1. Uller was the patron of boys and girls. - "Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks", William Elliot Griffis.
  2. Corvisart was Laennec's patron in medicine, his favorite teacher, and the man to whom the great French physician owed much of his early inspiration. - "Makers of Modern Medicine", James J. Walsh.
  3. Opposition would merely have sharpened the young knight's desire; therefore his imperial patron had treated him as if he were ignorant of what was passing in his mind. - "In The Fire Of The Forge, Volume 5.", Georg Ebers.
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