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patten

[ pat-n ]
/ ˈpæt n /
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noun
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.
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Origin of patten

1350–1400; Middle English paten<Middle French patin wooden shoe, perhaps derivative of pate paw

OTHER WORDS FROM patten

pattened, adjective

Other definitions for patten (2 of 2)

Patten
[ pat-n ]
/ ˈpæt n /

noun
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.

    WTF are dark patterns?|Kate Kaye|March 25, 2021|Digiday
  • Before Broadway theaters shuttered, Patten brought the same electricity to New York’s Broadhurst Theatre.

    Grammy Winners of Tomorrow|Joshua Eferighe|March 14, 2021|Ozy
  • 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.

    Grammy Winners of Tomorrow|Joshua Eferighe|March 14, 2021|Ozy

British Dictionary definitions for patten

patten
/ (ˈpætən) /

noun
a wooden clog or sandal on a raised wooden platform or metal ring

Word Origin for patten

C14: from Old French patin, probably from patte paw
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