2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Padre \Pa"dre\ (p[aum]"dr[=a]), noun; pl. Sp. & Pg. {Padres} (p[aum]"dr[=a]s); It. {Padri} (p[aum]"dr[=e]). [Sp., Pg., & It., fr. L. pater father. See {Father}.]

1. A Christian priest or monk; used as a term of address for priests in some churches (especially Roman or Orthodox Catholic in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Spanish America); -- also used in the American military.

Syn: Father. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. In India (from the Portuguese), any Christian minister; also, a priest of the native region. --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. A chaplain in one of the military services.

Syn: military chaplain, Holy Joe, sky pilot. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a chaplain in one of the military services [syn: {military chaplain}, {padre}, {Holy Joe}, {sky pilot}]

2: 'Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); 'Padre' is frequently used in the military [syn: {Father}, {Padre}]

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