patron definition, meaning - what is patron in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “patron”

See all translations

patron

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈpeɪ.trən/

patron noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

a person or group that supports an activity or organization, especially by giving money: The Princess Royal is a well-known patron of several charities.

patron noun [C] (CUSTOMER)

formal a person who uses a particular shop, restaurant, hotel, etc., especially regularly: Will patrons kindly note that this shop will be closed on 17 July .
Synonym
(Definition of patron from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of patron?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “patron”

Definitions of “patron” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More