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pate

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noun \ˈpāt\

Definition of pate

  1. 1 :  head A hat covered his bald pate.

  2. 2 :  the crown of the head combed his hair across his pate

  3. 3 chiefly disparaging :  brain

pated

play \ˈpā-təd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pate

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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pâte

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noun \ˈpät\

Definition of pâte

  1. :  paste 2b

Origin and Etymology of pâte

French, literally, paste, from Old French paste


First Known Use: 1863


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pâté

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noun pâ·té \pä-ˈtā, pa-\
variants: or less commonly

pate

Definition of pâté

  1. 1 :  a meat or fish pie or patty

  2. 2 :  a spread of finely chopped or pureed seasoned meat chicken liver pâté

Origin and Etymology of pâté

French, from Middle French pasté — more at pasty


First Known Use: 1706


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