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Meaning of PADRE

Pronunciation:  'pâdrey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a chaplain in one of the military services
  2. [n]  `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially Roman or Orthodox Catholic); `Padre' is frequently used in the military

PADRE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: Father, Holy Joe, military chaplain, sky pilot
 See Also: chaplain, priest



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pa"dre\, n.; pl. Sp. & Pg. {Padres}; It. {Padri}. [Sp.,
Pg., & It., fr. L. pater father. See {Father}.]
1. A Christian priest or monk; -- used in Italy, Spain,
   Portugal, and Spanish America.

2. In India (from the Portuguese), any Christian minister;
   also, a priest of the native region. --Kipling.

Thesaurus Terms
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