[ pa-trik ]
/ ˈpæ trɪk /
Saint,a.d. 389?–461?, British missionary and bishop in Ireland: patron saint of Ireland.
(Curtis) Lester,1883–1960, Canadian ice-hockey player and manager, in the U.S. after 1926.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “patrician.”
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British Dictionary definitions for patrick, saint
/ (ˈpætrɪk) /
Saint. 5th century ad, Christian missionary in Ireland, probably born in Britain; patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: March 17
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Culture definitions for patrick, saint
Many legends have grown up about Patrick: that he drove snakes out of Ireland, for example, and that he used a three-leafed clover, the shamrock, to illustrate the Trinity.
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