noun, plural pa·dres [pah-dreyz, -dreez; Spanish pah-th res] /ˈpɑ dreɪz, -driz; Spanish ˈpɑ ðrɛs/, pa·dri [Italian pah-dree] /Italian ˈpɑ dri/.
Origin of padre
Examples from the Web for padre
“Mireles is someone capable of moving the nation, and moving it toward justice,” says the padre.
Padre Goyo has reorganized his CCRISTOS as more of a community service group, he says.
“No, the church has to be on the side of the most disadvantaged, of the poorest, of the helpless,” the padre tells us.
“I believe we are in the hour of the debacle of the institutions, they cannot be any more rotten,” said Padre Goyo.
Padre Goyo, with his clerical collar and his bulletproof vest, is an icon for those fighting drugs and corruption.
We call him Tim behind his back because we like him and Padre to his face because some respect is due to his profession.Our Casualty And Other Stories|James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
Even to Padre Libertad, whom he had so fervently cursed the day before, he was at last gracious.For the Soul of Rafael|Marah Ellis Ryan
Padre José was eighty years old, and he had been in Mindanao nearly all his life.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia|Paul T. Gilbert
The surgeon made the discovery, and said he would have the padre moved into the officers' quarters at the next stop.Some Naval Yarns|Mordaunt Hall
Padre, all the land speaks peace today, yet you are as a threatening cloud over Soledad!The Treasure Trail|Marah Ellis Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for padre
noun informal (sometimes capital)
Word Origin for padre
Word Origin and History for padre
"priest, chaplain," 1580s, from Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese padre, from Latin patrem (nominative pater) "father" (see father (n.)). The title of the regular clergy in those languages. Papar was the name the Norse gave to Irish monks whom they found in Iceland when they arrived.