Definition of patron:
- A guardian saint. - called also patron saint.
- A man of distinction under whose protection another person placed himself.
- A master who had freed his slave, but still retained some paternal rights over him.
- An advocate or pleader.
- Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary.
- One who encourages or helps a person, a cause, or a work; a furtherer; a promoter; as, a patron of art.
- One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
- One who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender.
- See Padrone, 2.
- To be a patron of; to patronize; to favor.
presenter, athletic supporter, booster, admirer, champion, sponsor, jock, benefactress, help, jockstrap, backer, suspensor, ally, supporter, defender, friend, sympathizer, angel, philanthropist, employer, frequenter, partisan, advocate, leader, garter, guide, protagonist, assistant, purchaser, enemy.
- benefactor (part of speech: noun)
- enthusiast (part of speech: noun)
- customer (part of speech: noun)
The most constant patron of the establishment- an old gentleman who had dined there for seven- and- twenty years, four days in the week, off dishes dedicated to the particular days, and had grown grey with the landlady, the cook, and the head- waiter- this old gentleman had abruptly withheld his presence.- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
In return, during the discussions between France and England in the summer of 1801, and in the spring of 1802, Collot was continued Joseph's private agent, and shared with his patron, within twelve months, a clear gain of thirty- two millions of livres.- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
The doctor laughed, and she added: Besides, I believe most heartily with Mr. Peck that no person of means and leisure can meet working people except in the odious character of a patron, and if I didn't respect them, I respect myself too much for that.- "Annie Kilburn A Novel", W. D. Howells.