HyperDic: patron

English > 3 senses of the word patron:
NOUNperson patron, frequentera regular customer
person patronthe proprietor of an inn
person patron, sponsor, supportersomeone who supports or champions something
patron > pronunciation
Soundspey'trahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > patron: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA regular customer.
Synonymfrequenter
NarroweroperagoerA patron / patron of the opera
regular, habitue, fixtureA regular patron
Broadercustomer, clientsomeone who pays for goods or services
Spanishcliente habitual, cliente, parroquiano
Catalanclient habitual, client, parroquià
Verbspatronize, patronisebe a regular customer or client of
patronize, patronisedo one's shopping at
English > patron: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe proprietor of an inn.
RegionFrance, French RepublicA republic in western Europe
Narrowerhost, innkeeper, bonifaceThe owner or manager of an inn
Broaderowner, proprietor(law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business
Spanishpatrona, patrón
Catalanpatró, patrona
English > patron: 3 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone who supports or champions something.
Synonymssponsor, supporter
Narrowerangel, backerinvests in a theatrical production
godfathersomeone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild
godparentA person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism
guarantor, surety, warrantor, warranterOne who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
patroness, patronneA woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron
tower of strength, pillar of strengthA person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort
Broaderbenefactor, helperA person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
Spanishcolaborador, patrocinador
Catalancol·laborador, patrocinador
Verbspatronize, patroniseassume sponsorship of

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