pâté

noun (1)
pâ·té | \ pä-ˈtā , pa- \
variants: or less commonly pate

Definition of pâté 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

2 : a meat or fish pie or patty

pate

noun (2)
\ ˈpāt \

Definition of pate (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : head A hat covered his bald pate.

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

3 chiefly disparaging : brain

pâte

noun (3)
\ ˈpät \

Definition of pâte (Entry 3 of 3)

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Other words from pâté

Noun (2)

pated \ˈpā-təd \ adjective

Synonyms for pâté

Synonyms: Noun (2)

bean, block [slang], dome, head, noddle, noggin, noodle, poll

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Examples of pâté in a Sentence

Noun (2)

plopped a cap on his bald pate

First Known Use of pâté

Noun (1)

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for pâté

Noun (1)

French, from Middle French pasté — more at pasty

Noun (2)

Middle English

Noun (3)

French, literally, paste, from Old French paste

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Dictionary Entries near pâté

patd

pat down

pate

pâté

pâte

pate a choux

pâte brisée

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