Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun patron

3 senses of patron

Sense 1
patron, frequenter -- (a regular customer)
       => customer, client -- (someone who pays for goods or services)

Sense 2
patron -- (the proprietor of an inn)
       => owner, proprietor -- ((law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants")

Sense 3
patron, sponsor, supporter -- (someone who supports or champions something)
       => benefactor, helper -- (a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help))

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