Noun patron has 3 senses
  1. patron, frequenter - a regular customer
    --1 is a kind of customer, client
    --1 has particulars: operagoer; regular, habitue, fixture
    Derived forms: verb patronize2, verb patronize4, verb patronise1, verb patronise4
  2. patron - the proprietor of an inn
    --2 is a kind of
    owner, proprietor
    --2 has particulars: host, innkeeper, boniface
  3. patron, sponsor, supporter - someone who supports or champions something
    --3 is a kind of benefactor, helper
    --3 has particulars:
     angel, backer; godfather; godparent; guarantor, surety, warrantor, warranter; patroness, patronne; tower of strength, pillar of strength
    Derived forms: verb patronize1, verb patronise2