patron of the arts meaning, patron of the arts definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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patron

  
  ( patrons    plural  )
1       n-count   A patron is a person who supports and gives money to artists, writers, or musicians.  
with supp, oft N of n   (=sponsor)  
Catherine the Great was a patron of the arts and sciences.     
2       n-count   The patron of a charity, group, or campaign is an important person who allows his or her name to be used for publicity.  
with supp, oft N of n  
Fiona and Alastair have become patrons of the National Missing Person's Helpline.     
3       n-count   The patrons of a place such as a pub, bar, or hotel are its customers.  
FORMAL  


patron saint        ( patron saints    plural  ) The patron saintof a place, an activity, or a group of people is a saint who is believed to give them special help and protection.      n-count   usu with poss  
Chiswick church is dedicated to St Nicholas, patron saint of sailors.     
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n.
the skillful art of eyeing and identifying employment arrangements, by either job seekers or the publishers of staffing vacancies.
[Bus.] Ex.: Jack was adept at employerism and thus was able to fill most of the job openings in his department in a relatively short period of time.

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