Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » P » Pathetically ... Patroness


Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does patron saint mean? 

  The noun PATRON SAINT has 1 sense:

1. a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

  Familiarity information: PATRON SAINT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1patron saint [BACK TO TOP]


A saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

defender; guardian; protector; shielder (a person who cares for persons or property)

saint (a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization)

Instance hyponyms:

Father Christmas; Kriss Kringle; Saint Nick; Santa; Santa Claus; St. Nick (the legendary patron saint of children)

Christopher; Saint Christopher; St. Christopher (Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century))

Crispin; Saint Crispin; St. Crispin (patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century))

David; Saint David; St. David (patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600))

George; Saint George; St. George (Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303))

Patrick; Saint Patrick; St. Patrick (Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century)

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." (English proverb)

"Once you are tired, you still can go far" (Breton proverb)

"If you conduct yourself properly, fear no one." (Arabic proverb)

"Be patient with a bad neighbor. Maybe he’ll leave or a disaster will take him out." (Egyptian proverb)

 PATRON SAINT: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0591 seconds

AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the dictionary to your list of search providers.

Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


Other popular searches: