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pattern

[ pat-ern; British pat-n ]
/ ˈpæt ərn; British ˈpæt n /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make or fall into a pattern.

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RELATED WORDS

trim, style, form, emulate, shape, design, follow, model, mold, order

Nearby words

patrón, patsy, patten, patter, patter song, pattern, pattern bargaining, pattern bombing, pattern practice, pattern recognition, pattern sensitive epilepsy

Origin of pattern

1325–75; Middle English patron < Medieval Latin patrōnus model, special use of Latin patrōnus patron
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British Dictionary definitions for patterned (1 of 2)

pattern

1
/ (ˈpætən) /

noun

verb (tr)

(often foll by after or on) to model
to arrange as or decorate with a pattern

Word Origin for pattern

C14 patron, from Medieval Latin patrōnus example, from Latin: patron 1

British Dictionary definitions for patterned (2 of 2)

pattern

2

patron

/ (ˈpætərn) /

noun

Irish an outdoor assembly with religious practices, traders' stalls, etc on the feast day of a patron saint

Word Origin for pattern

C18: variant of patron 1; see pattern 1
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