pâté

noun (1)
pâ·​té | \ pä-ˈtā How to pronounce pâté (audio) , 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 How to pronounce pate (audio) \

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 usually disparaging : brain

pâte

noun (3)
\ ˈpät How to pronounce pâte (audio) \

Definition of pâte (Entry 3 of 3)

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Other Words from pâté

Noun (2)

pated \ ˈpā-​təd How to pronounce pâte (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for pâté

Synonyms: Noun (2)

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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

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

1863, in the meaning defined above

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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The first known use of pâté was in the 14th century

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18 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pâté.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/p%C3%A2t%C3%A9. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for pâté

pâté

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pâté

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: liver or meat that has been chopped into very small pieces and that is usually spread on bread or crackers

pate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pate (Entry 2 of 2)

somewhat old-fashioned : the top of a person's head

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