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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adj.
. The art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized.
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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