Pate meaning

pāt
The human head, especially the top of the head.

A bald pate.

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The mind or brain.
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Pate is defined as the head or brain, or a paste of meat and fat.

An example of a pate is the part of the body that thinks.

An example of a pate is a mixture of ground chicken livers, fat, herbs and wine which has been pressed into a log.

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A meat paste, such as pâté de foie gras.
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A small pastry filled with meat or fish.
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The head, esp. the top of the head.
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The brain or intellect.
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Paste; esp., the clay paste used in making pottery or porcelain.
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A meat pie.
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A meat paste or spread.
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(somewhat archaic) The head, particularly the top or crown.

He had a shiny, bald pate.

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(archaic) Wit, cleverness, cognitive abilities.
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Alternative spelling of pâté. (finely-ground paste of meat, fish, etc.)
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The interior body, or non-rind portion of cheese, described by its texture, density, and color.
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Origin of pate

  • French from Old French paste paste, pâté paste1

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

  • French from Old French paste paste paste1

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

  • Middle English

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

  • 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