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Padre \Pa"dre\ (p[aum]"dr[=a]), n.; 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.

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

  3. A chaplain in one of the military services.

    Syn: military chaplain, Holy Joe, sky pilot.


Padri may refer to:

  • Tahir-ul-Qadri, also known as Padri
  • Padri (film), Konkani language film
  • Padri, Iran, a village in Bushehr Province, Iran
  • Faredoon Driver, one of Meher Baba's close mandali
  • Islamist reformists who fought against Minangkabau traditionalists in the Padri War
  • Kerala-no-dhoro, an archaeological site in India
Padri (film)

Padri ( Konkani:पाद्री/ಪಾದ್ರಿ, translation: Priest) is a 2005 Konkani language film directed by Rajesh Fernandes and produced by Raymond Quadros. It stars Newton D'Souza and Arona Fernandes in the lead roles as protagonists and Kiran Kerkar, Thapan Acharya, and Annie Quadros in the supporting roles. Sandeep Malani plays a guest role in the film. The soundtrack and background score were composed by Wilfy Rebimbus. The film is based on a Goan play with the same title Padri, which was directed by Prince Jacob.

Usage examples of "padri".

Stavo dicendo addio a queste ragazzine: addio ai loro visi luminosi e alla loro fiducia illimitata e al loro innocente non censurato entusiasmo, addio a tutti i padri e le madri che hanno letto loro le mie opere.