any of various kinds of footwear, as a wooden shoe, a shoe with a wooden sole, a chopine, etc., to protect the feet from mud or wetness.
a separate sole attached to a shoe or boot for this purpose.
Building Trades. any stand or support, especially one of a number resting on unbroken ground as a substitute for a foundation.
- pattened, adjective
Other definitions for Patten (2 of 2)
Gilbert "Burt L. Standish", 1866–1945, U.S. writer of adventure stories.
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How to use patten in a sentence
Dark pattens pop up all over the digital environment, from e-commerce checkouts to digital ads to — yes — cookie tracking opt-out interfaces.
Now patten is up for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and she and her castmates are nominated for Best Musical Theater Album at the Grammys.
Before Broadway theaters shuttered, patten brought the same electricity to New York’s Broadhurst Theatre.
The head of the BBC Trust, the former governor of Hong Kong, Chris patten, described the allegations as a “tsunami of filth.”BBC Scandal Blows Up as Director George Entwistle Resigns | Peter Jukes | November 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Samuel Thompson and Matthew patten were not political theorists in the way our Founding Fathers indisputably were.
Matthew patten owned a hardscrabble farm in Bedford, New Hampshire.
Brother patten, in confirming me, promised that I should be healed of my infirmity and become a strong and powerful man.Early Scenes in Church History | Various
Elder patten was desirous of administering to me and, by way of a pretext, asked the privilege of praying.Early Scenes in Church History | Various
Romulus patten flushed with shame and anger,—not at the girl, but at the sordid people who had kept her in ignorance.
Romulus patten muttered something in confidence to the brown mug, but Narcissa did not hear it.
Romulus patten looked long into them before he let the little hand go.
British Dictionary definitions for patten
a wooden clog or sandal on a raised wooden platform or metal ring
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