pate

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noun \ˈpāt\

Definition of pate

  1. 1 :  head

  2. 2 :  the crown of the head

  3. 3 chiefly disparaging :  brain

pated

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Examples of pate in a sentence

  1. <plopped a cap on his bald pate>

Origin and Etymology of pate

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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


pâté

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noun pâ·té \pä-ˈtā, pa-\

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>

Variants of pâté

less commonly

pate

Origin and Etymology of pâté

French, from Middle French pasté — more at pasty


First Known Use: 1706


PATE Defined for English Language Learners

pate

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noun \ˈpāt\

Definition of pate for English Language Learners

  • : the top of a person's head


pâté

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noun pâ·té \pä-ˈtā, pa-\

Definition of pâté for English Language Learners

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


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