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pasqueflower
noun Etymology: modification of Middle French passefleur, from passer to pass + fleur flower Date: 1597 any of several anemones with palmately compound leaves and large ...
pasquinade
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Italian pasquinata, from Pasquino, name given to a statue in Rome on which lampoons were posted Date: 1658 1. a lampoon posted in a ...
pass
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French passer, from Vulgar Latin *passare, from Latin passus step — more at pace Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. ...
pass away
intransitive verb Date: 13th century 1. to go out of existence 2. die 1
pass degree
noun Date: 1868 a bachelor's degree without honors that is taken at a British university
pass muster
phrasal to gain approval or acceptance
pass off
transitive verb Date: 1681 1. to make public or offer for sale with intent to deceive 2. to give a false identity or character to
pass out
verb Date: 1899 intransitive verb 1. die 1 2. to lose consciousness transitive verb to reject (a deal in bridge) as unplayable because everyone has passed on the ...
pass over
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to ignore in passing 2. to pay no attention to the claims of ; disregard
pass the buck
phrasal to shift a responsibility to someone else
pass the hat
phrasal to take up a collection for money
pass the time of day
phrasal to exchange greetings or engage in pleasant conversation
pass up
transitive verb Date: 1896 to let go by without accepting or taking advantage of ; also decline, reject
pass-fail
adjective Date: 1959 being a system of grading whereby the grades “pass” and “fail” replace the traditional letter grades • pass-fail noun
pass-through
noun Date: 1951 1. the act, action, or process of offsetting increased costs by raising prices 2. an opening in a wall between two rooms through which something (as dishes) ...
passable
adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. capable of being passed, crossed, or traveled on b. capable of being freely circulated 2. good enough ; adequate • passably ...
passably
adverb see passable
passacaglia
noun Etymology: modification of Spanish pasacalle, from pasar to pass + calle street, from Latin callis path — more at pase Date: 1659 1. a. an old Italian or Spanish ...
passado
noun (plural -dos or -does) Etymology: modification of Middle French passade (from Old Italian passata) or Old Italian passata, from passare to pass, from Vulgar Latin Date: ...
passage
I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. a way of exit or entrance ; a road, path, channel, or course by which something passes b. a corridor or lobby giving access to the ...
passageway
noun Date: circa 1606 a way that allows passage
passagework
noun Date: 1865 a section of a musical composition characteristically unimportant thematically and consisting especially of ornamental figures
Passaic
geographical name 1. river 80 miles (130 kilometers) NE New Jersey flowing into Newark Bay 2. city NE New Jersey SSE of Paterson population 67,861
Passamaquoddy Bay
geographical name inlet of Bay of Fundy between E Maine & SW New Brunswick at mouth of St. Croix River
passant
adjective Etymology: Middle English passaunt, from Anglo-French passant, from present participle of passer to pass Date: 15th century walking with the farther forepaw raised ...
passband
noun Date: 1922 a band of frequencies (as in a radio circuit or a light filter) that is transmitted with maximum efficiency
passbook
noun Date: 1828 bankbook
passé
adjective Etymology: French, from past participle of passer Date: 1775 1. past one's prime 2. a. outmoded b. behind the times
passe-partout
noun Etymology: French, from passe partout pass everywhere Date: 1675 1. master key 2. a. mat V b. a method of framing in which a picture, a mat, a glass, and a back ...
passed ball
noun Date: 1861 a baseball pitch not hit by the batter that passes the catcher when it should have been caught and allows a base runner to advance — compare wild pitch
passed pawn
noun Date: 1797 a chess pawn that has no enemy pawn in front of it on its own or an adjacent file
passeggiata
foreign term Etymology: Italian stroll ; evening stroll after work hours by the residents of a town
passel
noun Etymology: alteration of parcel Date: 1835 a large number or amount
passementerie
noun Etymology: French, from passement ornamental braid, from passer Date: 1794 an ornamental edging or trimming (as tassels) made of braid, cord, gimp, beading, or metallic ...
passenger
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English passager, from Anglo-French, from passage path, way, passage, from passer Date: 14th century 1. wayfarer 2. a ...
passenger pigeon
noun Date: 1802 an extinct but formerly abundant North American migratory pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)
passer
noun see pass I
passerby
noun (plural passersby) Date: 1567 one who passes by
passerine
adjective Etymology: Latin passerinus of sparrows, from passer sparrow Date: 1776 of or relating to the largest order (Passeriformes) of birds which includes over half of ...
Passero, Cape
geographical name headland Italy at SE tip of Sicily
Passfield
biographical name 1st Baron — see Webb
passible
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French passible, from Late Latin passibilis, from Latin passus, past participle of pati to suffer ...
passim
adverb Etymology: Latin, from passus scattered, from past participle of pandere to spread — more at fathom Date: 1634 here and there
passing
I. noun Date: 14th century the act of one that passes or causes to pass; especially death 1a II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. going by or past 2. having a brief ...
passing note
noun Date: 1730 a nonharmonic tone interposed between essential harmonic tones of adjacent chords — called also passing tone
passing shot
noun Date: 1928 a stroke (as in tennis) that drives the ball to one side and beyond the reach of an opponent
passing tone
noun see passing note
passion
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin passion-, passio suffering, being acted upon, from Latin pati to suffer — more at patient Date: 13th ...
passion fruit
noun Date: 1752 the edible fruit of a passionflower; especially the small roundish purple or yellow fruit of a Brazilian passionflower (Passiflora edulis) grown commercially ...
passion play
noun Usage: often capitalized 1st P Date: 1870 a dramatic representation of the scenes connected with the passion and crucifixion of Jesus
Passion Sunday
noun Date: 14th century the fifth Sunday in Lent
Passion Week
noun Date: 15th century 1. Holy Week 2. the week between Passion Sunday and Palm Sunday
passional
adjective Date: 15th century of, relating to, or marked by passion
passionate
adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. easily aroused to anger b. filled with anger ; angry 2. a. capable of, affected by, or expressing intense feeling b. ...
passionately
adverb see passionate
passionateness
noun see passionate
passionflower
noun Etymology: from the fancied resemblance of parts of the flower to the instruments of Christ's crucifixion Date: 1633 any of a genus (Passiflora of the family ...
Passionist
noun Etymology: Italian passionista, from passione passion, from Late Latin passion-, passio Date: 1832 a member of a Roman Catholic mendicant order founded by St. Paul of ...
passionless
adjective see passion
Passiontide
noun Date: 1847 the last two weeks of Lent
passivate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1913 1. to make inactive or less reactive 2. to protect (as a solid-state device) against contamination by coating or surface ...
passivation
noun see passivate
passive
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin passivus, from passus, past participle Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) acted upon by an external agency (2) ...
passive immunity
noun Date: 1895 immunity acquired by transfer of antibodies (as by injection of serum from an individual with active immunity) • passive immunization noun
passive immunization
noun see passive immunity
passive resistance
noun Date: 1819 resistance especially to a government or an occupying power characterized mainly by noncooperation
passive restraint
noun Date: 1970 a restraint (as a self-locking seat belt) that acts automatically to protect an automobile rider during a crash
passive smoking
noun Date: 1971 the involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke (as from another's cigarette) especially by a nonsmoker
passive transfer
noun Date: 1935 a local transfer of skin sensitivity from an allergic to a normal person by injection of serum from the former that is used especially for identifying specific ...
passive-aggressive
adjective Date: 1946 being, marked by, or displaying behavior characterized by the expression of negative feelings, resentment, and aggression in an unassertive passive way ...
passive-matrix
adjective Date: 1986 of, relating to, or being an LCD in which the pixels are controlled in groups
passively
adverb see passive I
passiveness
noun see passive I
passivism
noun Date: 1872 a passive attitude, behavior, or way of life • passivist noun
passivist
noun see passivism
passivity
noun see passive I
passkey
noun Date: circa 1817 1. master key 2. skeleton key
Passover
noun Etymology: from the exemption of the Israelites from the slaughter of the firstborn in Egyptian (Exodus 12:23-27) Date: 1530 a Jewish holiday beginning on the 14th of ...
passport
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) pasport, from Middle French passeport, from passer to pass + port port, from Latin portus — more at ford Date: 15th century 1. a. ...
password
noun Date: 1799 1. something that enables one to pass or gain admission: as a. a spoken word or phrase required to pass by a guard b. a sequence of characters required ...
Passy
I. biographical name Paul-Édouard 1859-1940 French phonetician II. geographical name section of Paris, France, on right bank of the Seine near the Bois de Boulogne
past
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of passen to pass Date: 14th century 1. a. ago b. just gone or elapsed 2. having existed or taken ...
past master
noun Date: 1762 1. one who has held the office of worshipful master in a lodge of Freemasons or of master in a guild, club, or society 2. [alteration of passed master] one ...
past participle
noun Date: 1798 a participle that typically expresses completed action, that is traditionally one of the principal parts of the verb, and that is traditionally used in ...
past perfect
adjective Date: 1889 of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is traditionally formed in English with had and denotes an action or state as completed at or before a ...
past tense
noun Date: 1813 a verb tense expressing action or state in or as if in the past: a. a verb tense expressive of elapsed time (as wrote in “on arriving I wrote a ...
pasta
noun Etymology: Italian, from Late Latin Date: 1847 1. paste in processed form (as macaroni) or in the form of fresh dough (as ravioli) 2. a dish of cooked pasta
Pastaza
geographical name river 400 miles (644 kilometers) Ecuador & Peru flowing S into the Marañón
paste
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pasta dough, paste Date: 14th century 1. a. a dough that contains a considerable proportion of fat ...
pasteboard
I. noun Date: 1562 1. a solid cardboard with a paper facing; broadly cardboard 2. ticket 2a II. adjective Date: 1599 1. made of pasteboard 2. sham, unsubstantial
pastedown
noun Date: circa 1888 the outer leaf of an endpaper that is pasted down to the inside of the front or back cover of a book
pastel
I. noun Etymology: French, from Italian pastello, from Late Latin pastellus woad, from diminutive of pasta Date: 1662 1. a paste made of powdered pigment ranging from pale ...
pastelist
or pastellist noun Date: 1881 an artist who works with pastels
pastellist
noun see pastelist
pastern
noun Etymology: Middle French pasturon, from pasture pastern, from Old French empasturer to hobble (a horse), from pasture tether, modification of Late Latin (chorda) pastoria, ...
Pasternak
biographical name Boris Leonidovich 1890-1960 Soviet (Russian-born) poet, novelist, & translator
pasteup
noun Date: circa 1930 mechanical; also the process of making mechanicals
Pasteur
biographical name Louis 1822-1895 French chemist & microbiologist • Pasteurian adjective
Pasteurian
adjective see Pasteur
pasteurise
British variant of pasteurize
pasteurization
noun Date: 1886 1. partial sterilization of a substance and especially a liquid (as milk) at a temperature and for a period of exposure that destroys objectionable organisms ...
pasteurize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Etymology: Louis Pasteur Date: 1881 to subject to pasteurization • pasteurizer noun
pasteurizer
noun see pasteurize
pasticcio
noun (plural pasticci or -cios) Etymology: Italian, literally, baked meat dish, pie, from Vulgar Latin *pasticium, from Late Latin pasta Date: 1752 pastiche
pastiche
noun Etymology: French, from Italian pasticcio Date: 1878 1. a literary, artistic, musical, or architectural work that imitates the style of previous work; also such ...
pasticheur
noun see pastiche
pasties
noun plural Etymology: 2paste Date: circa 1954 small round coverings for a woman's nipples worn especially by a stripteaser
pastil
noun see pastille
pastille
also pastil noun Etymology: French pastille, from Latin pastillus small loaf, lozenge; akin to Latin panis bread — more at food Date: 1658 1. a small mass of aromatic paste ...
pastime
noun Date: 15th century something that amuses and serves to make time pass agreeably ; diversion
pastina
noun Etymology: Italian, diminutive of pasta pasta Date: circa 1948 very small bits of pasta used in soup or broth
pastiness
noun see pasty II
pastis
noun Etymology: French, from French dialect (Marseilles), literally, jumble, kind of pastry, from Occitan, from Old Occitan pastitz cake, from Vulgar Latin *pasticium Date: ...
pastitsio
also pastitso noun Etymology: Modern Greek, from Italian pasticcio Date: circa 1950 a Greek baked dish made of ground meat layered with pasta and usually topped with white ...
pastitso
noun see pastitsio
pastless
adjective see past III
pastness
noun Date: 1829 1. the quality or state of being past 2. the subjective quality of something being remembered rather than immediately experienced
pastor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pastour, from Anglo-French, from Latin pastor herdsman, from pascere to feed — more at food Date: 14th century a spiritual overseer; ...
pastoral
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pastoralis, from pastor herdsman Date: 15th century 1. a. (1) of, relating to, or composed of shepherds or herdsmen ...
Pastoral Epistle
noun Date: 1836 one of three New Testament letters including two addressed to Timothy and one to Titus that give advice on matters of church government and discipline
pastorale
noun Etymology: Italian, from pastorale of herdsmen, from Latin pastoralis Date: 1724 1. a. an instrumental or vocal composition having a pastoral theme b. an opera of ...
pastoralism
noun Date: 1854 1. the quality or style characteristic of pastoral writing 2. a. livestock raising b. social organization based on livestock raising as the primary ...
pastoralist
noun or adjective see pastoralism
pastorally
adverb see pastoral I
pastoralness
noun see pastoral I
pastorate
noun Date: 1795 1. the office, state, jurisdiction, or tenure of office of a pastor 2. a body of pastors
pastorship
noun see pastor I
pastrami
also pastromi noun Etymology: Yiddish pastrame, from Romanian pastramă pressed and cured meat Date: 1925 a highly seasoned smoked beef prepared especially from shoulder cuts
pastromi
noun see pastrami
pastry
noun (plural pastries) Etymology: 1paste Date: circa 1538 1. a. paste 1a b. sweet baked goods made of dough having a high fat content 2. a piece of pastry
pasturage
noun Date: circa 1533 pasture
pasture
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pastura, from Latin pastus, past participle of pascere to feed — more at food Date: 14th century 1. ...
pastureland
noun Date: 1591 pasture 2
pasty
I. noun (plural pasties) Etymology: Middle English pastee, from Anglo-French pasté, from paste dough, paste Date: 13th century 1. a meat pie 2. turnover 5 II. ...
PAT
abbreviation point after touchdown
pat
I. noun Etymology: Middle English patte, probably of imitative origin Date: 15th century 1. a light blow especially with the hand or a flat instrument 2. a light tapping ...
pat down
transitive verb Date: circa 1957 frisk
pat on the back
phrasal an expression of approval
pat-a-cake
variant of patty-cake
pataca
noun Etymology: Portuguese Date: 1928 — see money table
patagium
noun (plural patagia) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, gold edging on a tunic Date: 1826 1. the fold of skin connecting the forelimbs and hind limbs of some tetrapods (as ...
Patagonia
geographical name region South America in S Argentina & S Chile between the Andes & the Atlantic S of about 40°S latitude — sometimes considered to include Tierra del ...
Patagonian
adjective or noun see Patagonia
Patan
geographical name city E central Nepal adjoining Kathmandu population 96,109
Patapsco
geographical name river 80 miles (129 kilometers) N central Maryland flowing SE into Chesapeake Bay
patch
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pacche Date: 14th century 1. a piece of material used to mend or cover a hole or a weak spot 2. a tiny piece of black silk or court ...
patch cord
noun Date: 1926 a wire with a plug at each end that is used to connect electrical devices
patch pocket
noun Date: 1895 a flat pocket applied to the outside of a garment
patch test
noun Date: 1933 a test for determining allergic sensitivity that is made by applying to the unbroken skin small pads soaked with the allergen to be tested
patchboard
noun Date: 1934 a switchboard in which circuits are interconnected by patch cords
patchily
adverb see patchy
patchiness
noun see patchy
patchouli
also patchouly noun Etymology: Tamil paccuḷi Date: 1845 a heavy perfume made from the fragrant essential oil of a southeast Asian mint (Pogostemon cablin); also the plant ...
patchouly
noun see patchouli
patchwork
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1692 1. something composed of miscellaneous or incongruous parts ; hodgepodge 2. pieces of cloth of various colors and shapes sewn ...
patchwork quilt
noun Date: 1840 1. a quilt made of patchwork 2. patchwork 1
patchy
adjective (patchier; -est) Date: 1798 1. marked by, consisting of, or diversified with patches 2. irregular in appearance, makeup, or quality • patchily adverb • ...
pate
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. head 2. the crown of the head 3. chiefly disparaging brain • pated adjective
pâte
noun Etymology: French, literally, paste, from Old French paste Date: 1863 paste 2b
pâté
also pate noun Etymology: French, from Middle French pasté — more at pasty Date: 1706 1. a meat or fish pie or patty 2. a spread of finely chopped or pureed seasoned ...
pâté de foie gras
noun (plural pâtés de foie gras) Etymology: French, literally, pâté of fat liver Date: 1827 a pâté of fat goose liver and usually truffles sometimes with added fat pork
pated
adjective see pate
patella
noun (plural patellae or -las) Etymology: Latin, from diminutive of patina shallow dish Date: 1693 a thick flat triangular movable bone that forms the anterior point of the ...
patellar
adjective see patella
paten
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French patene, from Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin patina, from Latin, shallow dish, from Greek patanē Date: 14th century ...
patency
noun Date: 1656 the quality or state of being patent
patent
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin patent-, patens, from present participle of patēre to be open — more at fathom Date: 14th century 1. ...
patent flour
noun Date: 1886 a high-grade wheat flour that consists solely of endosperm
patent leather
noun Date: 1829 a leather with a hard smooth glossy surface
patent medicine
noun Date: 1770 a packaged nonprescription drug which is protected by a trademark and whose contents are incompletely disclosed; also any drug that is a proprietary
patent office
noun Date: 1696 a government office for examining claims to patents and granting patents
patent right
noun Date: 1805 a right granted by letters patent; especially the exclusive right to an invention
patentability
noun see patent III
patentable
adjective see patent III
patented
adjective Date: 1951 originated by or peculiar to one person or group ; individualized
patentee
noun Date: 15th century one to whom a grant is made or a privilege secured by patent
patently
adverb see patent I
patentor
noun Date: circa 1890 one that grants a patent
pater
noun Date: 14th century 1. often capitalized paternoster 2. [Latin] chiefly British father
Pater
biographical name Walter Horatio 1839-1894 English essayist & critic • Pateresque or Paterian adjective
pater patriae
foreign term Etymology: Latin father of his country
Pateresque
adjective see Pater
paterfamilias
noun (plural patresfamilias) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from pater father + familias, archaic genitive of familia household — more at father, family Date: 15th ...
Paterian
adjective see Pater
paternal
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin paternalis, from Latin paternus paternal, from pater Date: 15th century 1. a. of or relating to a father b. like ...
paternalism
noun Date: 1881 1. a system under which an authority undertakes to supply needs or regulate conduct of those under its control in matters affecting them as individuals as well ...
paternalist
noun or adjective see paternalism
paternalistic
adjective see paternalism
paternalistically
adverb see paternalism
paternally
adverb see paternal
paternity
I. noun Date: 1582 1. the quality or state of being a father 2. origin or descent from a father II. adjective Date: 1926 1. granted to a father 2. of or relating to ...
paternity test
noun Date: 1926 a test especially of DNA or genetic traits to determine whether a given man could be the biological father of a given child
paternoster
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin pater noster our father, from the opening words Date: before 12th century 1. often ...
Paterson
geographical name city NE New Jersey N of Newark population 149,222
path
I. noun (plural paths) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pæth; akin to Old High German pfad path Date: before 12th century 1. a trodden way 2. a track specially ...
path-
or patho- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from pathos, literally, suffering — more at pathos pathological state ; disease
Pathan
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu Paṭhān, from Pashto (eastern dialect) Paxtana, plural of Paxtun Date: 1638 Pashtun
pathbreaking
adjective Date: 1914 trailblazing
pathetic
adjective Etymology: Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French pathetique, from Late Latin patheticus, from Greek pathētikos capable of feeling, pathetic, from paschein ...
pathetic fallacy
noun Date: 1856 the ascription of human traits or feelings to inanimate nature (as in cruel sea)
pathetical
adjective see pathetic
pathetically
adverb see pathetic
pathfinder
noun Date: 1840 one that discovers a way; especially one that explores untraversed regions to mark out a new route • pathfinding noun or adjective
pathfinding
noun or adjective see pathfinder
pathless
adjective Date: 1591 untrodden, trackless • pathlessness noun
pathlessness
noun see pathless
patho-
combining form see path-
pathobiology
noun Date: circa 1909 pathology
pathogen
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1880 a specific causative agent (as a bacterium or virus) of disease
pathogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1876 the origination and development of a disease
pathogenetic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1838 1. of or relating to pathogenesis 2. pathogenic 2
pathogenic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1852 1. pathogenetic 1 2. causing or capable of causing disease • pathogenicity noun
pathogenicity
noun see pathogenic
pathognomonic
adjective Etymology: Greek pathognōmonikos, from path- + gnōmonikos fit to judge, from gnōmōn interpreter; akin to Greek gignōskein to know — more at know Date: 1625 ...
pathography
noun Date: 1917 biography that focuses on a person's illnesses, misfortunes, or failures; also sensational or morbid biography
pathol
abbreviation see path II
pathologic
adjective see pathological
pathological
also pathologic adjective Date: 1688 1. of or relating to pathology 2. altered or caused by disease; also indicative of disease 3. being such to a degree that is ...
pathologically
adverb see pathological
pathologist
noun Date: 1650 a specialist in pathology; specifically one who interprets and diagnoses the changes caused by disease in tissues and body fluids
pathologize
transitive verb (-gized; -gizing) Date: 1649 to view or characterize as medically or psychologically abnormal
pathology
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: New Latin pathologia & Middle French pathologie, from Greek pathologia study of the emotions, from path- + -logia -logy Date: 1611 1. the study ...
pathophysiologic
adjective see pathophysiology
pathophysiological
adjective see pathophysiology
pathophysiology
noun Date: 1947 the physiology of abnormal states; specifically the functional changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease • pathophysiological or ...
pathos
noun Etymology: Greek, suffering, experience, emotion, from paschein (aorist pathein) to experience, suffer; perhaps akin to Lithuanian kęsti to suffer Date: 1591 1. an ...
pathway
noun Date: 15th century 1. path, course 2. a line of communication over interconnecting neurons extending from one organ or center to another; also a network of ...
Patiala
geographical name 1. former state NW India, now part of Punjab state 2. city, its capital, SW of Simla population 253,341
patience
noun Date: 13th century 1. the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient 2. chiefly British solitaire 2
patient
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English pacient, from Anglo-French, from Latin patient-, patiens, from present participle of pati to suffer; perhaps akin to Greek pēma ...
patient dumping
noun Date: 1973 dumping 2
patiently
adverb see patient I
patina
noun (plural patinas or patinae) Etymology: Italian, from Latin, shallow dish — more at paten Date: 1748 1. a. a usually green film formed naturally on copper and bronze ...
patinate
verb (-nated; -nating) Date: 1880 transitive verb to give a patina to intransitive verb to take on a patina — usually used in the past participle • patination ...
patination
noun see patinate
patine
I. noun Etymology: French, from Italian patina Date: 1883 patina II. transitive verb (patined; patining) Date: 1896 to cover with a patina
patio
noun (plural patios) Etymology: Spanish Date: 1828 1. courtyard; especially an inner court open to the sky 2. a recreation area that adjoins a dwelling, is often paved, ...
patisserie
or pâtisserie noun Etymology: French pâtisserie, from Middle French pastiserie, from pasticier to make pastry, from Old French *pastitz cake, from Vulgar Latin *pasticium, ...
pâtisserie
noun see patisserie
pâtissier
or patissier noun Etymology: French pâtissier, from Old French pasticier, from Old French *pastitz cake Date: circa 1905 a pastry chef
patissier
noun see pâtissier
Patmore
biographical name Coventry (Kersey Dighton) 1823-1896 English poet
Patmos
geographical name island Greece in the NW Dodecanese
Patna
geographical name city NE India on the Ganges, capital of Bihar
patois
noun (plural patois) Etymology: French Date: 1643 1. a. a dialect other than the standard or literary dialect b. uneducated or provincial speech 2. the characteristic ...
Paton
biographical name Alan Stewart 1903-1988 South African writer
Patos, Lagoa dos
geographical name lagoon 124 miles (200 kilometers) long S Brazil in Rio Grande do Sul
patr-
or patri- or patro- combining form Etymology: patr-, patri- from Latin, from patr-, pater; patr-, patro- from Greek, from patr-, patēr — more at father father
Patrae
geographical name see Patras
Patrai
geographical name see Patras
Patraïkós Kólpos
geographical name see Patras, Gulf of
Patras
or Greek Patrai or ancient Patrae geographical name city & port W Greece in N Peloponnese on Gulf of Patras population 155,180
Patras, Gulf of
or Greek Patraïkós Kólpos geographical name inlet of Ionian Sea W Greece W of Gulf of Corinth
patri-
combining form see patr-
patriarch
noun Etymology: Middle English patriarche, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin patriarcha, from Greek patriarchēs, from patria lineage (from patr-, patēr father) + -archēs ...
patriarchal
adjective Date: 15th century of, relating to, or being a patriarch or patriarchy
patriarchal cross
noun Date: circa 1727 a chiefly heraldic cross denoting a cardinal's or archbishop's rank and having two crossbars of which the lower is the longer and intersects the upright ...
patriarchate
noun Date: 1617 1. a. the office, jurisdiction, or time in office of a patriarch b. the residence or headquarters of a patriarch 2. patriarchy
patriarchy
noun (plural -chies) Date: 1632 1. social organization marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family, the legal dependence of wives and children, and the ...
patrician
noun Etymology: Middle English patricion, from Anglo-French patrician, from Latin patricius, from patres senators, from plural of pater father — more at father Date: 15th ...
patriciate
noun Date: circa 1656 1. the position or dignity of a patrician 2. a patrician class
patricidal
adjective see patricide
patricide
noun Date: 1593 1. [Latin patricida, from patr- + -cida -cide] one who murders his or her own father 2. [Late Latin patricidium, from Latin patr- + -cidium -cide] the murder ...
Patrick
biographical name Saint 5th century A.D. apostle & patron saint of Ireland
patrilineal
adjective Date: 1904 relating to, based on, or tracing descent through the paternal line

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