Patron

[p_ˈeɪ_t_ɹ_ə_n], [pˈe͡ɪtɹən], [pˈe‍ɪtɹən]

Definitions of patron:

  1.   One who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender.
  2.   ( French) the proprietor of an inn
  3.   Acting as guardian; as, a patron saint.
  4.   One who countenances and protects either a person or a work; a person who has the gift and disposal of church preferment.
  5.   A dispenser of patronage; a protector; benefactor.
  6.   A protector; advocate; a supporter; a guardian; one who has the disposition of a benefice.
  7.   A protector: one who countenances: one who has the gift of a benefice:- fem. PATRONESS.
  8.   One who encourages or helps a person, a cause, or a work; a furtherer; a promoter; as, a patron of art.
  9.   A man of distinction under whose protection another person placed himself.
  10.   One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
  11.   Patroness.
  12.   A guardian or supporter; as, a patron of music; in business, a regular customer.
  13.   See Padrone, 2.
  14.   A guardian saint. - called also patron saint.
  15.   someone who supports or champions something
  16.   the proprietor of an inn
  17.   An advocate or pleader.
  18.   a regular customer
  19.   Giving aid or exercising guardianship, as a patron saint.
  20.   A master who had freed his slave, but still retained some paternal rights over him.
  21.   To be a patron of; to patronize; to favor.
  22.   A protector; one who countenances.
  23.   Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary.

Antonyms for patron:

donee, tradesman, seller, vendor, recipient, beneficiary, shopkeeper, broker, fence, merchant.


Quotes for patron:

  1. I want to be like the patron saint of reality. – Fiona Apple
  2. The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men. – John Aubrey
  3. Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron namely, that he is a blockhead. – Ambrose Bierce
  4. William Bennett is my patron saint, one of them. Redd Foxx is another. – Kinky Friedman
  5. She was a patron saint of the peripheral. – Jane Howard
  6. Our thoughts fly therefore by themselves in this festive hour of our plant community, to the man whom we thank for the ressurection of our Nation: Adolf Hitler, the patron of German labour and German art. – Gustav Krupp
  7. If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates. – Ezra Pound
  8. Let's get on our knees and pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel? – Adam Savage
  9. When you're kept by a patron you don't have to duke it out in the media marketplace for dollars and for readers. In some ways that's a blessing because it takes a lot of pressure off you. – David Talbot

Usage examples for patron:

  1. When she displayed some literary ability, her master granted freedom to her and, to some extent, became her patron – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  2. “ A few days later he came rushing into the hotel from up town, and said: I just met an old friend and former patron who used to live in the southern part of the State. ” – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  3. “ 142. Francueil, Rousseau's patron i. ” – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  4. “ I will pay when my noble patron settles with me. ” – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. “ I am very sick, Patron – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  6. Jeanne de Pompadour gave her royal patron an encouraging nod. ” – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  7. Wherever we went we greeted the people in the name of our patron Saint. ” – The Monk and The Hangman's Daughter by Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce
  8. The poet and patron arm in arm, drew towards the door. ” – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  9. The attendants cannot keep him silent, he tells them that he is my friend; he makes some claim to being my patron – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  10. 26. Patron of Rigby, iii. ” – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  11. But it is not customary; usually people buy the candles to burn at the shrine of their patron saint, or in memory of some friend, and, of course, the woman supposed that was your intention. ” – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  12. “ Preparations were immediately made for dancing, and the ball was opened by the patron of the saint. ” – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  13. It was then with sincerity that Rigby offered his congratulations to his patron – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  14. When Tom came face to face with Lord Claud he saw a new expression in the eyes of his patron – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  15. “ Mr. Dockwrath, whose intelligence was keener in such matters, endeavoured to make his patron understand that he was wrong; but in this he did not succeed. ” – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  16. Many of these men, misled by vanity, think themselves quite as capable as their patron – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  17. Here was no mere watching, thought I. My patron was known to all, and went from group to group talking in the ear of many. ” – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  18. He led his patron in a direction opposite to that where he had left Elias. ” – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  19. The conception of a patron saint had carried from the Middle Ages one very unique and as yet unreplaced idea. ” – A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton
  20. “ Edwin instantly sat down at the table, sealed up the money again and wrote the following lines: " Honored Friend and Patron Deeply as I regret that my visits to your house which had become so pleasant must be so suddenly discontinued, I cannot help respecting the motive which prompted your letter, and in all friendship bid you and my dear pupil farewell- until we meet again! ” – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse

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