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Patrick

[pa-trik]
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noun
  1. Saint,a.d. 389?–461?, British missionary and bishop in Ireland: patron saint of Ireland.
  2. (Curtis) Lester,1883–1960, Canadian ice-hockey player and manager, in the U.S. after 1926.
  3. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “patrician.”
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  • Now it was that the world was to see what was in Sir Patrick.

  • Bradbury and Patrick were served very much in the same manner.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • "I know what your end will be," Patrick Galway added in a sullen voice.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Patrick had always looked upon the boy with a pride not unmixed with awe.

    The Elm Tree Tales

    F. Irene Burge Smith

  • Why, Patrick, what puts the notion of a gridiron into your head?


British Dictionary definitions for patrick

Patrick

noun
  1. Saint. 5th century ad, Christian missionary in Ireland, probably born in Britain; patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: March 17
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Word Origin and History for patrick

Patrick

masc. proper name, from Old Irish Patraicc (Irish Padraig), from Latin Patricius, literally "a patrician" (see patrician). As a given name, chiefly in northern England and Scotland, in Ireland only a popular name after 1600, due probably to the Scots settlers in Ulster. [Reaney]

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