• WordNet 3.6
    • n padrone an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.
    • n padrone an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Padrone A man who imports, and controls the earnings of, Italian laborers, street musicians, etc.
    • Padrone A patron; a protector.
    • Padrone The master of a small coaster in the Mediterranean.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n padrone A master; especially, a person, generally an Italian, who owns hand-organs and lets them out to itinerant players, or who systematically employs destitute children to beg for his benefit; also, an Italian labor-contractor; one who lets out Italian laborers in a body.
    • n padrone In Italy: The prime minister of the papal curia.
    • n padrone The landlord of an inn.
    • n padrone The captain or master of a Mediterranean trader.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Padrone a person who jobs out hand-organs, or who gets children to beg for him:—pl. Padrō′ni
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. See Patron
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. and Sp.,—L. pater, a father.


In literature:

Late that afternoon, the padrone and his crew landed me, tired, wretched, and out of temper, upon the miserable wharf of Cruces.
"Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands" by Mary Seacole
Jim walked up to a tall Mexican who was in a way a padrone among the hombres.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Some gen'lemen come to see padrone; hurry up an' let dem in.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Were Francesco but a little more impatient, he might be wondering what had become of the padrone.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
A compare is, however, primarily he who holds a child at its baptism, and this, no doubt, is why S. Giovanni Battista is padrone of compari.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
As for paying, the padrone will not mind, seeing that you are an old lodger.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
It was being sold to the padrones, who were bringing it to Palma and Barcelona.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The padrone was a politician, and had a pull.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
We all live, Baptiste and Vincenzo and I, with the Padrone.
"Harper's Young People, December 23, 1879" by Various
Go into the house, and we will wait without for the Padrone.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 3, March, 1852" by Various

In poetry:

Allora--fu un batter d'impennate,
Un cigolar sui cardini--d'imposte spalancate,
Un vagolar di lumi--sulle negre baltresche,
Un vociar di padrone,--un chiamar di fantesche.
"Fuoco" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Diogo S Oliveira, Fabiola Diaz, Gustavo A Padron G, Willie Columbine, Schlumberger IPM.
Atlantic big eye tuna sashimi (above) gets a light bath in padron pepper vinaigrette and a topping of Mendocino uni that melts in the mouth.
Oscar Luis Franco Padron Staged Car Accidents, Got Eight Years in Prison and $4.3 Million In Fines.
SMU quarterback Kyle Padron put some of the blame on himself for the Mustangs' offensive struggles in Saturday's 17-7 loss to UCF in the Conference USA championship game.
SMU quarterback Kyle Padron (2) dives for a touchdown through UTEP defenders Derrick Morgan (26) and Drew Thomas (10) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept 10, 2011, in Dallas.
Quarterback Kyle Padron #2 of the Eastern Washington Eagles during the game against the Washington State Cougars at Martin Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Pullman, Washington.
Te Mana O Te Ra, performed by Sarah Padrones.
Eastern reaches FCS semifinals behind Padron's 6 touchdown passes.
Eastern reaches FCS semifinals behind Padron's 6 touchdown passes, 3 to Kaufman.
Eastern Washington quarterback Kyle Padron (2) passes against Illinois State during the first half Saturday.
Eastern reaches FCS semifinals behind Padron's 6 touchdown passes, 3 to Kaufman .
QB Kyle Padron put plenty of air under the 37-yard pass UTEP cornerback Cornelius Brown could do little to stop it.
Police thank city for Padron outpouring .
Senior Police Officer Jaime Padron was killed in the line of duty early morning April 6, 2012.
You know there are sweet peppers and hot peppers , but did you know about Padron peppers .

In science:

Padr´on: Lichnerowicz-Jacobi cohomology and homology of Jacobi manifolds: modular class and duality, Preprint (1999), arXiv: math.
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
Padr´on: On the geometric quantization of Jacobi manifolds, J.
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
Padr´on: Jacobi-Nijenhuis manifolds and compatible Jacobi structures, C.R.
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
Leon, Marrero, Padron, On the geometric prequantization of brackets.
Gerbes, 2-gerbes and symplectic fibrations
Ib´a˜nez R., de Le´on M., L´opez B., Marrero J.C., Padr´on E., Duality and modular class of a Nambu–Poisson structure, J.
Poisson Manifolds, Lie Algebroids, Modular Classes: a Survey