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PATRON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does patron mean? 

PATRON (noun)
  The noun PATRON has 3 senses:

1. a regular customer
2. the proprietor of an inn
3. someone who supports or champions something

  Familiarity information: PATRON used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PATRON (noun)


Sense 1patron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A regular customer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

frequenter; patron

Hypernyms ("patron" is a kind of...):

client; customer (someone who pays for goods or services)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "patron"):

operagoer (a patron of the opera)

fixture; habitue; regular (a regular patron)


Sense 2patron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The proprietor of an inn

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("patron" is a kind of...):

owner; proprietor ((law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business)

Domain region:

France; French Republic (a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "patron"):

boniface; host; innkeeper (the owner or manager of an inn)


Sense 3patron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who supports or champions something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

sponsor; supporter; patron

Hypernyms ("patron" is a kind of...):

benefactor; helper (a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "patron"):

angel; backer (invests in a theatrical production)

godfather (someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild)

godparent (a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism)

guarantor; surety; warranter; warrantor (one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another)

patroness; patronne (a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron)

pillar of strength; tower of strength (a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort)


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