/ 5peItrEn; `petrEn/ n
person who gives money or other support to a person, cause, activity, etc 资助人; 赞助人: a wealthy patron of the arts 艺术方面的富有的赞助人.
(fml 文) (regular) customer of a shop, restaurant, theatre, etc (老)主顾, 顾客: Patrons are requested to leave their bags in the cloakroom. 顾客请将手提包留在衣帽间.
,patron `saint saint regarded as protecting a particular person, place, etc 守护神: St Christopher is the patron saint of travellers. 圣?克里斯托弗是旅行者的守护神.