- The definition of a pattern is someone or something used as a model to make a copy, a design, or an expected action.
- An example of a pattern is the paper sections a seamstress uses to make a dress; a dress pattern.
- An example of a pattern is polka dots.
- An example of a pattern is rush hour traffic; a traffic pattern.
- Pattern is defined as making a copy based on a model.
An example of pattern is using a store bought shirt as an example to make another one from scratch.
A dressmaker using a pattern.
pattern definition by Webster's New World
- a person or thing considered worthy of imitation or copying
- a model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article: a dress pattern
- the full-scale model used in making a sand mold for casting metal
- something representing a class or type; example; sample
- an arrangement of form; disposition of parts or elements; design: wallpaper patterns, the pattern of a novel
- a regular, mainly unvarying way of acting or doing: behavior patterns
- a predictable or prescribed route, movement, etc.: traffic pattern, landing pattern
- grouping or distribution, as of a number of bullets fired at a mark
- something, as a diagram, showing such distribution
- ☆ Now Rare sufficient material for making a garment
Origin: Middle English patron ; from Old French patrun, patron, hence something to be imitated, pattern: see patron
- to make, do, shape, or plan in imitation of a model or pattern: with on, upon, or after
- to supply with a pattern or design; mark or decorate with a pattern
pattern definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A model or original used as an archetype.b. A person or thing considered worthy of imitation.
- A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things: a dress pattern. See Synonyms at ideal.
- A representative sample; a specimen.
- a. An artistic or decorative design: a paisley pattern. See Synonyms at figure.b. A design of natural or accidental origin: patterns of bird formations.
- A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method, as:a. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group: one's pattern of behavior.b. Form and style in an artistic work or body of artistic works.
- a. The configuration of gunshots upon a target that is used as an indication of skill in shooting.b. The distribution and spread, around a targeted region, of spent shrapnel, bomb fragments, or shot from a shotgun.
- Enough material to make a complete garment.
- A test pattern.
- The flight path of an aircraft about to land: a flight pattern.
- Football A pass pattern.
- To make, mold, or design by following a pattern: We patterned this plan on the previous one. My daughter patterned her military career after her father's.
- To cover or ornament with a design or pattern.
Origin: Middle English patron, from Old French; see patron.
pattern - Business Definition
pattern - Investment & Finance Definition
A trend that can be detected by connecting the prices on a price chart. Technical analysts interpret patterns in order to predict likely future price movements.