Definition of padre
1 : a Christian clergyman; especially : priest
2 : a military chaplain
Recent Examples of padre from the Web
Miami's Dan Straily struck out 14 Padres on April 22.
Padres left-hander Clayton Richard went six innings and allowed three runs.
Nationals vs. Padres4:05 p.m., Saturday, May 27, Nationals Park The odds of showers and perhaps some storms are up during the game.
He's slated to face the Padres on Sunday and another AL team next week (at Oakland), so things have lined up pretty well for him.
San Francisco won for the seventh time in eight games and beat the Padres for the ninth time in 12 games this year.
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Origin and Etymology of padre
Spanish or Italian or Portuguese, literally, father, from Latin pater — more at father
First Known Use: 1584
PADRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of padre for English Language Learners
: a Christian priest
: a Christian clergyman who works in the military
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