HyperDic: patron_saint

English > 1 sense of the expression patron saint:
NOUNperson patron sainta saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
English > patron saint: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation.
InstancesChristopher, Saint Christopher, St. ChristopherChristian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
Crispin, Saint Crispin, St. Crispinpatron saint of shoemakers
David, Saint David, St. Davidpatron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
George, Saint George, St. GeorgeChristian martyr
Patrick, Saint Patrick, St. PatrickApostle and patron saint of Ireland
Santa Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, St. NickThe legendary patron saint of children
Broaderdefender, guardian, protector, shielderA person who cares for persons or property
saintA person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
Spanishpatrona, patrón, patrono, santa patrona, santo patrono
Catalanpatró, patrona, santa patrona, sant patró

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