Pate Definition

pāt
noun
The head, esp. the top of the head.
Webster's New World
The brain or intellect.
Webster's New World
Paste; esp., the clay paste used in making pottery or porcelain.
Webster's New World
A meat paste or spread.
Webster's New World
A meat pie.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pate

Noun

Singular:
pate
Plural:
pates, pts

Origin of Pate

  • From Middle English (attested since around 1200), perhaps a shortened form of Old French patene or Medieval Latin patena, both from Latin patina (“pan, dish").

    From Wiktionary

  • Attested since circa 1700, from French pâté, from Old French paste, pastée.

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French paste paste, pâté paste1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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