- the distribution of strikes around a target at which artillery rounds have been fired or on which bombs have been dropped.
- a diagram showing such distribution.
verb (used with object)
- to imitate.
- to attempt to match or duplicate.
verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for pattern
Nolan even told Caine that his character was patterned after Thorne.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Madonna can keep her patterned caftan, and the models can enjoy their facemasks.
The trait was especially essential for Nathan, a straight-man character Garcia patterned after himself.Will Arnett on ‘The Millers,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ and More|Jason Lynch|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On Thursday he took his final send-off in a patterned eggplant silk ensemble.
There were floral pants, printed bikinis, and even wedge heels covered in patterned silk twill.
Well, it's strictly a military rifle and it's patterned after the German Mauser.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The constitution of the church was patterned after that of the civil government.Around Old Bethany|Robert Lee Berry
And then came the "booms" or pens, in which the logs floated like a patterned brown carpet.The Adventures of Bobby Orde|Stewart Edward White
For years he has patterned his schools and colleges on German educational methods.Out To Win|Coningsby Dawson
Her sleeves were very large and patterned with strings of pearls.Historic Girlhoods|Rupert S. Holland
British Dictionary definitions for pattern (1 of 2)
- the arrangement of marks made in a target by bullets
- a diagram displaying such an arrangement