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pastureland
pastureland [pas′chər land΄] n. PASTURE (n. 2) * * * pas·ture·land (păsʹchər-lănd') n. Land suitable for grazing. * * *
pasturer
See pasturable. * * *
pasty
pasty1 /pay"stee/, adj., pastier, pastiest, n., pl. pasties. adj. 1. of or like paste in consistency, texture, color, etc. n. 2. pasties, a pair of small, cuplike coverings for ...
pasty-faced
/pay"stee fayst"/, adj. having a pale, unhealthy, sallow complexion: an awkward, pasty-faced youth. [1600-10] * * *
Pasupata
Early Hindu sect that worshiped Shiva as the supreme deity. Numerous subsects flourished in northern and northwestern India until at least the 12th century and spread to Java ...
Pasuruan
▪ Indonesia Dutch  Pasoeroean         city, Jawa Timur (East Java) provinsi (province), Java, Indonesia, on Madura Strait. The Dutch first established a fort at ...
PAsystem
PA system (pēʹāʹ) n. A public-address system. * * *
pat
pat1 /pat/, v., patted, patting, n. v.t. 1. to strike lightly or gently with something flat, as with a paddle or the palm of the hand, usually in order to flatten, smooth, or ...
Pat
/pat/, n. 1. a male given name, form of Patrick. 2. a female given name, form of Patricia. * * *
PAT
1. Football. point after touchdown; points after touchdown. 2. Banking. preauthorized automatic transfer. * * *
Pat Boone
➡ Boone (II) * * *
Pat Eddery
➡ Eddery * * *
Pat Garrett
➡ Garrett * * *
pat pend
pat pend abbrev. patent pending * * *
Pat Robertson
➡ Robertson (II) * * *
pat-a-cake
/pat"euh kayk'/, n. a children's game in which a child claps hands alone and with another child while chanting a nursery rhyme. Also, patty-cake. [1870-75; after the opening ...
pat-down
/pat"down'/, n. an act or instance of passing the hands over the body of a clothed person to detect concealed weapons, drugs, etc.; frisking. Also, pat down. [n. use of v. phrase ...
pat.
1. patent. 2. patented. * * *
Pat. Off.
Patent Office. * * *
pat. pend.
patent pending. * * *
pataca
/peuh tah"keuh/, n. a nickel, silver, or cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Macao, equal to 100 avos. [1575-85; < Pg
patagial
See patagium. * * *
patagium
/peuh tay"jee euhm/, n., pl. patagia /-jee euh/. 1. a wing membrane, as of a bat. 2. the extensible fold of skin of certain insects or of a gliding mammal or reptile, as a flying ...
Patagonia
—Patagonian, adj., n. /pat'euh goh"nee euh, -gohn"yeuh/, n. 1. a tableland region of southern Argentina. 2. a region in S South America, in S Argentina and S Chile, extending ...
Patagonian
Patagonian [pat΄əgō′nē ən, pat΄əgōn′yən] adj. of Patagonia or its people * * * See Patagonia. * * *
Patagonianhare
Patagonian hare n. See mara. * * *
Patan
/pah"tun/, n. Lalitpur. * * * ▪ India       city, northern Gujarat (Gujarāt) state, west-central India. It is situated on the Saraswati River in the lowlands between ...
Patángoro
▪ people also spelled  Pantágoro,         Indian people of western Colombia, apparently extinct since the late 16th century. They spoke a language of the Chibchan ...
Patanjali
/peuh tun"jeuh lee/, n. fl. late 2nd century B.C., Indian scholar and philosopher: sometimes regarded as the founder of yoga. * * * ▪ Hindu author, mystic, and ...
pataphysical
See pataphysics. * * *
pataphysics
pataphysics [pa΄tə fiz′iks] n. the study of a realm beyond that of metaphysics: a notion devised by French absurdist writers as a parody of modern ...
Patarine
or Patarene Member of a group of craftsmen, tradesmen, and peasants, as well as some members of the clergy, that appeared in Milan с 1058 to call for reform of the ...
Patarkatsishvili, Badri
▪ 2009 Arkady Shalovich Patarkatsishvili        Georgian oligarch born Oct. 31, 1955, Tbilisi, Georgia, U.S.S.R. [now in Georgia] died Feb. 12, 2008, Leatherhead, ...
patas
pa·tas (päʹtəs) n. pl. patas Any of several long-tailed terrestrial monkeys of the genus Erythrocebus of western Africa that are closely related to the guenons, especially ...
patas monkey
▪ primate       long-limbed and predominantly ground-dwelling primate found in the grass and scrub regions of West and Central Africa and southeast to the Serengeti ...
patch
patch1 —patchable, adj. —patcher, n. —patchless, adj. /pach/, n. 1. a small piece of material used to mend a tear or break, to cover a hole, or to strengthen a weak place: ...
Patch
/pach/, n. Alexander McCarrell /meuh kar"euhl/, 1889-1945, U.S. World War II general. * * *
patch box
▪ clothing accessory       small, usually rectangular, sometimes oval box used mostly as a receptacle for beauty patches, especially in the 18th century. During the days ...
patch cord
Teleph., Electronics. a short cord with a plug at each end, or a plug at one end and a pair of clips at the other, used for temporarily connecting two pieces of equipment or ...
patch pocket
a pocket formed by sewing a piece of shaped material to the outside of a garment. [1890-95] * * *
patch reef
an isolated coral growth forming a small platform in a lagoon, barrier reef, or atoll. * * *
patch test
Med. a test for suspected allergy by application to the skin of a patch impregnated with an allergen: allergic reaction is indicated by redness at the site of ...
patch-up
/pach"up'/, n. 1. an act or instance of patching or repair. adj. 2. done by patching or fixing: a quick patch-up job. [1900-05; n., adj. use of v. phrase patch up] * * *
patchable
See patch1. * * *
patchcord
patch cord n. A conductor with a plug at each end that is used to temporarily connect components of an electronic system. * * *
Patchen
/pach"euhn/, n. Kenneth, 1911-72, U.S. poet and novelist. * * *
Patchen, Kenneth
▪ American artist born Dec. 13, 1911, Niles, Ohio, U.S. died Jan. 8, 1972, Palo Alto, Calif.       American experimental poet, novelist, painter, and graphic ...
patcher
See patchable. * * *
Patchett, Ann
▪ 2003       The novel Bel Canto (2001) won two awards in 2002 for American writer Ann Patchett. The book was chosen for the PEN/Faulkner Award, honouring works of ...
Patchett, Jean
▪ 2003       American model (b. Feb. 16, 1926, Preston, Md.—d. Jan. 22, 2002, La Quinta, Calif.), became a photographic icon during the 1950s and appeared on over 40 ...
patchily
See patchy. * * *
patchiness
See patchily. * * *
Patchogue
/pach"awg, -og/, n. a town on S Long Island, in SE New York. 11,291. * * *
patchouli
/pach"oo lee, peuh chooh"lee/, n. 1. a plant, Pogostemon cablin, of tropical Asia, that yields a fragrant oil (patchouli oil) used in the manufacture of perfumes. 2. a ...
patchpocket
patch pocket n. An unfitted flat pocket on the outside of a garment. * * *
patchstand
/pach"stand'/, n. a small tazza. [PATCH1 + STAND] * * *
patchtest
patch test n. A test for allergic sensitivity in which a suspected allergen is applied to the skin on a small surgical pad. * * *
patchwork
—patchworky, adj. /pach"werrk'/, n. 1. something made up of an incongruous variety of pieces or parts; hodgepodge: a patchwork of verse forms. 2. work made of pieces of cloth ...
patchy
—patchily, adv. —patchiness, n. /pach"ee/, adj., patchier, patchiest. 1. characterized by or made up of patches. 2. occurring in, forming, or like patches. 3. of inconsistent ...
PATCO
PATCO [pat′kō] abbrev. Professional Air Traffic Controllers' Organization * * *
patd
patd abbrev. patented * * *
patd.
patented. * * *
pate
/payt/, n. 1. the crown or top of the head. 2. the head. 3. the brain. [1275-1325; ME, < ?] * * * ▪ French cuisine       (French: “paste”), in French cuisine, a ...
pâte
/paht/, n. porcelain paste used in ceramic work. [1860-65; < F; see PASTE] * * * ▪ French cuisine       (French: “paste”), in French cuisine, a filled pastry, ...
pâté
/pah tay", pa-/; Fr. /pah tay", pa-/, n., pl. pâtés /-tayz"/; Fr. /-tay"/ 1. French Cookery. a paste or spread made of puréed or finely chopped liver, meat, fish, game, etc., ...
pâte à chou
/pah tann shooh"/ French Cookery. See cream puff paste. [ < F: lit., cabbage paste] * * *
pâté de foie gras
/pah tay" deuh fwah' grah", pa tay"/; Fr. /pah taydeu fwann grddah"/, pl. pâtés de foie gras /pah tayz" deuh fwah' grah", pa tayz"/; Fr. /pah taydeu fwann grddah"/. See under ...
pâte de verre
/paht deuh verdd"/ French. a decorative glass made in a mold in which powdered glass of various hues is mixed, blended, and fused. [lit., glass paste] * * *
pâte dure
Fr. /paht dyuurdd"/. See hard paste. [1860-65; < F: lit., hard paste] * * *
pâte tendre
Fr. /paht tahonn"drddeu/. See soft paste. [1860-65; < F] * * *
pâte-sur-pâte
▪ pottery       (French: “paste on paste”), method of porcelain decoration in which a relief design is created on an unfired, unglazed body by applying successive ...
pated
See pate. * * *
pâtéde foie gras
pâté de foie gras (də fwä gräʹ) n. pl. pâ·tés de foie gras (pä-tāʹ) A paste made from goose liver, pork fat, onions, mushrooms, and often truffles.   [French : ...
Pategi
▪ Nigeria       town, Kwara state, west-central Nigeria. It lies on the south bank of the Niger River opposite the town of Mureji and the mouth of the Kaduna River. ...
Patel, Vallabhbhai (Jhaverbhai)
known as Sardar Patel born Oct. 31, 1875, Nadiad, Gujarat, India died Dec. 15, 1950, Bombay Indian statesman. Educated in India, he set up his own law office in 1900 and later ...
Patel, Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai
▪ Indian statesman Introduction byname  Sardār Patel (Hindi: “Leader Patel”)   born Oct. 31, 1875, Nadiād, Gujarāt, India died Dec. 15, 1950, ...
patella
—patellar, adj. /peuh tel"euh/, n., pl. patellas, patellae /-tel"ee/. 1. Anat. the flat, movable bone at the front of the knee; kneecap. See diag. under skeleton. 2. Biol. a ...
patellar
See patella. * * *
patellar reflex
patellar reflex n. Med. a normal reflex kick with extension of the leg at the knee, produced by sharply tapping the tendon below the patella * * *
patellar reflex.
See knee jerk. [1890-95] * * *
patellate
/peuh tel"it, -ayt/, adj. 1. having a patella. 2. patelliform. [1820-30; PATELL(A) + -ATE1] * * *
patelliform
/peuh tel"euh fawrm'/, adj. having the form of a patella; shaped like a saucer, kneecap, or limpet shell. [1810-20; PATELL(A) + -I- + -FORM] * * *
paten
/pat"n/, n. a metal plate on which the bread is placed in the celebration of the Eucharist. [1250-1300; ME pateyn(e) < OF patene < ML patena, patina Eucharistic plate (L: pan); ...
patency
/payt"n see, pat"-/, n. 1. the state of being patent. 2. Med. the condition of not being blocked or obstructed. 3. Phonet. openness of articulation, found more or less in all ...
patent
—patentable, adj. —patentability, n. —patentably, adv. —patently, adv. /pat"nt/ or, for 10, 12-15, /payt"-/; esp. Brit. /payt"nt/, n. 1. the exclusive right granted by a ...
patent ambiguity
Law. uncertainty of meaning created by the obscure or ambiguous language appearing on the face of a written instrument. * * *
patent ductus arteriosus
▪ pathology       congenital heart defect characterized by the persistence of the ductus arteriosus, a channel that shunts blood between the pulmonary artery and the ...
patent flour
a fine grade of flour, consisting chiefly of the inner part of the endosperm. * * *
patent foramen ovale
Pathol. a congenital heart defect resulting from failure of the foramen ovale to close shortly after birth. * * *
patent hammer
a hammer for dressing stone, having a head with two faces formed of a number of broad, thin chisels bolted side by side. [1895-1900] * * *
patent leather
/pat"nt, pat"n/ or, esp. Brit., /payt"nt/ a hard, glossy, smooth leather, used esp. in shoes and accessories. [1820-30, Amer.] * * *
patent log
Naut. any of various devices for determining the speed of a ship by means of a vaned rotor streamed at the end of a log line upon which it exerts a torsion transmitted to a ...
patent medicine
1. a medicine sold without a prescription in drugstores or by sales representatives, and usually protected by a trademark. 2. a medicine distributed by a company having a patent ...
patent right
the exclusive right granted by a patent, as on an invention. [1795-1805] * * *
patent slip
Brit. See marine railway. * * *
patent theatre
▪ English theatre       any of several London theatres that, through government licensing, held a monopoly on legitimate dramatic production there between 1660 and 1843. ...
patentability
See patent. * * *
patentable
See patentability. * * *
patented
pat·ent·ed (pătʹn-tĭd) adj. 1. Characteristic of, unique to, or originated by a particular person or group: Throughout the campaign, the candidate refuted his rival's ...
patentee
/pat'n tee"/ or, esp. Brit., /payt'-/, n. a person, group, or company that has been granted a patent. [1400-50; late ME; see PATENT, -EE] * * *
patentleather
patent leather n. Black leather finished to a hard glossy surface and used especially for shoes and clothing accessories.   [So called because it is made by a once-patented ...
patentlog
patent log n. Nautical A torpedo-shaped instrument with rotary fins that is dragged from the stern of a vessel to measure the speed or distance traveled. Also called screw log, ...
patently
patently [pāt′'nt lē, pat′'nt lē] adv. in a patent manner; clearly; obviously; openly * * * pat·ent·ly (pātʹnt-lē, pătʹ-) adv. In a patent manner; openly, ...
patentor
/pat"n teuhr, pat'n tawr"/ or, esp. Brit., /payt"-, payt'-/, n. a person or official agency that grants patents. [1885-90; PATENT + -OR2] * * *
pater
/pay"teuhr/; also for 2, 3 /pat"euhr/, n. 1. Brit. Informal. father. 2. (often cap.) the paternoster; Lord's Prayer. 3. a recitation of it. [1300-50; ME < L: FATHER] * * *
Pater
/pay"teuhr/, n. Walter Horatio, 1839-94, English critic, essayist, and novelist. * * *
Pater Patriae
/pah"terdd pah"trddee uy'/; Eng. /pay"teuhr pay"tree ee', pat"euhr pa"tree ee'/ Latin. father of his country. * * * ▪ ancient Roman title Latin“father of the ...
Pater, Walter
▪ English author born Aug. 4, 1839, Shadwell, London, Eng. died July 30, 1894, Oxford, Oxfordshire       English critic, essayist, and humanist whose advocacy of “art ...
Pater, Walter (Horatio)
born Aug. 4, 1839, Shadwell, London, Eng. died July 30, 1894, Oxford, Oxfordshire English critic, essayist, and humanist. Elected a fellow at the University of Oxford in 1864, ...
Pater,Walter Horatio
Pa·ter (pāʹtər), Walter Horatio. 1839-1894. British writer remembered for his volumes of criticism, including Appreciations (1889). * * *
paterfamilias
—paterfamiliar, adj. —paterfamiliarly, adv. /pay'teuhr feuh mil"ee euhs, pah'-, pat'euhr-/, n., pl. paterfamiliases for 1, patresfamilias /pay'treez feuh mil"ee euhs, pah'-, ...
Paterna ware
      tin-glazed earthenware produced in the 14th and 15th centuries at Paterna, near Valencia, in eastern Spain. Although pottery was produced in Paterna as early as the ...
paternal
—paternally, adv. /peuh terr"nl/, adj. 1. characteristic of or befitting a father; fatherly: a kind and paternal reprimand. 2. of or pertaining to a father. 3. related on the ...
paternalism
—paternalist, n., adj. —paternalistic, adj. —paternalistically, adv. /peuh terr"nl iz'euhm/, n. the system, principle, or practice of managing or governing individuals, ...
paternalist
See paternalism. * * *
paternalistic
See paternalist. * * *
paternalistically
See paternalist. * * *
paternally
See paternal. * * *
paternity
/peuh terr"ni tee/, n. 1. the state of being a father; fatherhood. 2. derivation or acquirement from a father. 3. origin or authorship. adj. 4. noting or pertaining to a legal ...
paternity leave
a leave of absence from a job for a father to care for a new baby. [1970-75] * * *
paternity test
an assessment of possible paternity based on a comparison of the genetic markers of the offspring and those of the putative father. [1925-30] * * *
paternityleave
paternity leave n. A leave of absence from work granted to a father to care for an infant. * * *
paternitytest
paternity test n. A test using blood group identification of a mother, child, and putative father to establish the probability of paternity.   paternity testing n. * * *
paternitytesting
See paternity test. * * *
Paternò
▪ Italy       town, eastern Sicily, Italy, situated at the southwestern foot of Mount Etna, overlooking the Simeto River, just northwest of Catania. Paternò is ...
Paterno, Joe
▪ 2002       On a cool autumn day, in a small American town called State College, Pa., in an area called Happy Valley, a group of young men in plain uniforms gathered to ...
paternoster
/pay"teuhr nos"teuhr, pah"-, pat"euhr-/, n. 1. (often cap.) Also, Pater Noster. the Lord's Prayer, esp. in the Latin form. 2. a recitation of this prayer as an act of worship. 3. ...
Paterson
/pat"euhr seuhn/, n. a city in NE New Jersey. 138,620. * * * City (pop., 2000: 149,222), northeastern New Jersey, U.S. It is located on the Passaic River, north of Newark, N.J. ...
Paterson, A B
▪ Australian poet byname  Banjo Paterson   born Feb. 17, 1864, Narrambla, N.S.W., Australia died Feb. 5, 1941, Sydney       Australian poet and journalist noted for ...
Paterson, Jennifer Mary
▪ 2000       British chef and cookbook writer who gained international popularity in the late 1990s as the outspoken, bespectacled cohost (with fellow chef Clarissa ...
Paterson, Sir Alexander
▪ British penologist born Nov. 20, 1884, Bowden, Cheshire, Eng. died Nov. 7, 1947, London       penologist who modified the progressive Borstal system of English ...
Paterson, William
born Dec. 24, 1745, County Antrim, Ire. died Sept. 9, 1806, Albany, N.Y., U.S. Irish-born U.S. jurist. He immigrated with his family to New Jersey in 1747. He was the state's ...
path
/path, pahth/, n., pl. paths /padhz, pahdhz, paths, pahths/. 1. a way beaten, formed, or trodden by the feet of persons or animals. 2. a narrow walk or way: a path through a ...
path-
var. of patho- before a vowel: pathosis. * * *
path.
1. pathological. 2. pathology. * * *
Pathan
/peuh tahn", peuht hahn"/, n. 1. Afghan (def. 1). 2. an Afghan dwelling in India. * * *
pathbreaker
path·break·er (păthʹbrā'kər, päthʹ-) n. 1. One that opens a path or trail. 2. One that is original or innovative; a pioneer. * * *
pathbreaking
pathbreaking or path-breaking [path′brāk΄iŋ] adj. pioneering; groundbreaking; innovative * * * path·break·ing (păthʹbrā'kĭng, päthʹ-) adj. Characterized by ...
Pathé, Charles
born Dec. 25, 1863, Paris, France died Dec. 26, 1957, Monte-Carlo, Mon. French film executive. In 1896 he and his brother Émile founded Pathé Frères, which distributed ...
Pathein
▪ Myanmar formerly  Bassein        city, southern Myanmar (Burma). It lies on the Bassein River, which is the westernmost distributary of the Irrawaddy River and is ...
Pathet Lao
/pah"tet/ the Communist nationalist group that took over the government of Laos in 1975 after two decades of civil war. * * * ▪ nationalist organization, ...
pathetic
—pathetically, adv. —patheticalness, n. /peuh thet"ik/ adj. 1. causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.; pitiful; pitiable: a pathetic letter; a pathetic ...
pathetic fallacy
the endowment of nature, inanimate objects, etc., with human traits and feelings, as in the smiling skies; the angry sea. [coined by John Ruskin in Modern Painters Vol. III, Part ...
pathetically
See pathetic. * * *
patheticfallacy
pathetic fallacy n. The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example, angry clouds; a cruel wind. * * *
pathfinder
—pathfinding, n., adj. /path"fuyn'deuhr, pahth"-/, n. 1. a person who finds or makes a path, way, route, etc.,esp. through a previously unexplored or untraveled wilderness. 2. ...
Pathfinder, The
a historical novel (1840) by James Fenimore Cooper. Cf. Leather-Stocking Tales. * * *
pathfinding
See pathfinder. * * *
pathless
/path"lis, pahth"-/, adj. trackless; untrodden: a pathless forest. [1585-95; PATH + -LESS] * * *
pathname
path·name (păthʹnām', päthʹ-) n. The fully specified name of a computer file, including the position of the file in the file system's directory structure. * * *
patho-
a combining form meaning "suffering," "disease," "feeling," used in the formation of compound words: pathology. Also, esp. before a vowel, path-. Cf. -path, -pathia, -pathic, ...
pathobiology
path·o·bi·ol·o·gy (păth'ō-bī-ŏlʹə-jē) n. See pathology. * * *
pathocure
/path"euh kyoor'/, n. Psychiatry. cessation of a neurosis with the appearance of an organic disease. [PATHO- + CURE] * * *
pathoformic
/path'euh fawr"mik/, adj. Pathol. pertaining to the beginning of a disease, esp. to symptoms that occur in the preliminary stages of mental disease. [PATHO- + -FORM + -IC] * * *
pathogen
/path"euh jeuhn, -jen'/, n. any disease-producing agent, esp. a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism. [1940-45; PATHO- + -GEN] * * *
pathogenesis
—pathogenetic /path'oh jeuh net"ik/, adj. /path'euh jen"euh sis/, n. the production and development of disease. Also, pathogeny /peuh thoj"euh nee/. [1875-80; < NL; see PATHO-, ...
pathogenic
/path'euh jen"ik/, adj. Pathol. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria. [1850-55; PATHO- + -GENIC] * * *
pathogenically
See pathogenic. * * *
pathogenicity
/path'oh jeuh nis"i tee/, n. the disease-producing capacity of a pathogen. [1895-1900; PATHOGENIC + -ITY] * * *
pathogeny
pa·thog·e·ny (pă-thŏjʹə-nē) n. Pathogenesis. * * *
pathognomonic
—pathognomonically, adv. /peuh thog'neuh mon"ik/, adj. Med. characteristic or diagnostic of a specific disease: a pathognomonic sign of pneumonia. [1615-25; < Gk ...
pathognomy
/peuh thog"neuh mee/, n. Med. the study of the symptoms or characteristics of a disease; diagnosis. [1785-95; PATHOGNOM(IC) + -Y3] * * *
pathography
/peuh thog"reuh fee/, n., pl. pathographies. a biography that focuses on the negative elements of its subject. [1910-20 for an earlier sense; popularized by J.C. Oates, U.S. ...
pathol
pathol abbrev. 1. pathological 2. pathology * * *
pathol.
1. pathological. 2. pathology. * * *
pathologic anatomy
the branch of pathology dealing with the morphologic changes in tissues. * * *
pathological
—pathologically, adv. /path'euh loj"i keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to pathology. 2. caused by or involving disease; morbid. 3. caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed ...
pathologically
See pathological. * * *
pathologist
See pathology. * * *
pathology
—pathologist, n. /peuh thol"euh jee/, n., pl. pathologies. 1. the science or the study of the origin, nature, and course of diseases. 2. the conditions and processes of a ...
pathomorphism
/path'euh mawr"fiz euhm/, n. abnormal morphology. [PATHO- + -MORPH + -ISM] * * *
pathophysiologic
See pathophysiology. * * *
pathophysiological
See pathophysiologic. * * *
pathophysiologist
See pathophysiologic. * * *
pathophysiology
/path'oh fiz'ee ol"euh jee/, n. Pathol. the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts; the functional changes associated with a disease or syndrome. [1950-55; ...
pathos
/pay"thos, -thohs, -thaws/, n. 1. the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity or ...
pathosis
/peuh thoh"sis/, n. a diseased condition. [ < NL; see PATH-, -OSIS] * * *
Pathum Thani
▪ Thailand       town and changwat (province) in the Central region of Thailand. The provincial capital, Pathum Thani town, is a rice-collecting and milling centre north ...
pathway
—pathwayed, adj. /path"way', pahth"-/, n. 1. a path, course, route, or way. 2. Biochem. a sequence of reactions, usually controlled and catalyzed by enzymes, by which one ...
Patiala
/put'ee ah"leuh/, n. 1. an important state of the former Punjab States: now part of Punjab in NW India. 2. a city in E Punjab, in N India. 151,903. * * * ▪ ...
patience
/pay"sheuhns/, n. 1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. 2. ...
Patience
/pay"sheuhns/, n. a female given name. * * *
patient
—patientless, adj. —patiently, adv. —patientness, n. /pay"sheuhnt/, n. 1. a person who is under medical care or treatment. 2. a person or thing that undergoes some ...
patiently
See patient. * * *
Patient’s Charter
a statement of the rights of people who use the National Health Service in Britain. It was first produced by the government in 1992, and is changed as circumstances within the ...
Patil, Pratibha
▪ president of India born Dec. 19, 1934, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India    Indian lawyer and politician who was the first woman to serve as president of India (2007– ...
pātimokkha
▪ Buddhism (Pāli: “that which is binding”),Sanskrit  Prātimokṣa,         Buddhist monastic code; a set of 227 rules that govern the daily activities of the ...
patin
pat·in (pătʹn) n. Variant of paten. * * *
patina
/pat"n euh, peuh tee"neuh/, /peuh teen"/, n. 1. a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ...
patinaed
pat·i·naed (pătʹn-ĭd, pə-tēʹnĭd) adj. Having a coating, covering, or sheen; patinated. Used especially to describe the corrosive green layer that forms on copper and ...
patinate
—patination, n. /pat"n ayt'/, v.t., patinated, patinating. to cover or encrust with a patina. [1875-80; PATIN(A) + -ATE1] * * *
patine
/peuh teen"/ for 1; /pa teen"/ for 2, 3, n., v., patined, patining. n. 1. patina. v.t. 2. to patinate. [ < F; see PATINA] * * *
Patinir, Joachim
▪ Flemish painter Patinir also spelled  Patinier, or Patenier   born c. 1485, Bouvignes, near Dinan, Namur died Oct. 5, 1524, Antwerp       painter, the first ...
Patinir, Joachim (de)
or Joachim de Patinier or Joachim de Patenier born с 1485, Bouvignes, Namur died Oct. 5, 1524, Antwerp Netherlandish painter. Nothing is known of his early life, but his work ...
Patiño, José Patiño, marqués de
▪ Spanish statesman born April 11, 1666, Milan [Italy] died November 3, 1736, San Ildefonso, Spain       Spanish statesman who was one of the most outstanding ministers ...
patinous
/pat"n euhs/, adj. patinated. [1840-50; PATIN(A) + -OUS] * * *
patio
/pat"ee oh', pah"tee oh'/, n., pl. patios. 1. an area, usually paved, adjoining a house and used as an area for outdoor lounging, dining, etc. 2. a courtyard, esp. of a house, ...
patio process
or Mexican process Method of isolating silver from its ore, apparently dating from pre-Columbian times. The ore was crushed and ground by mule power in arrastras, reducing it ...
patisserie
/peuh tis"euh ree/; Fr. /pah teeseu rddee"/, n., pl. patisseries /-reez/; Fr. /-rddee"/. 1. a shop where pastry, esp. French pastry, is made and sold. 2. See French ...
pâtissier
pâtissier [pä tēs yā′] n. 〚Fr〛 a chef or baker specializing in cakes, tarts, and other pastry; pastry chef * * *
Patkul, Johann Reinhold von
▪ German diplomat born July 27, 1660, Stockholm, Swed. died Oct. 10, 1707, Kazimierz, near Poznań, Pol.       Baltic German diplomat who played a key role in the ...
patly
See pat2. * * *
Patmore
/pat"mawr, -mohr/, n. Coventry (Kersey Dighton) /kov"euhn tree kerr"zee duyt"n, duv"euhn-/, 1823-96, English poet and essayist. * * *
Patmore, Coventry
▪ English writer born July 23, 1823, Woodford, Essex, Eng. died Nov. 26, 1896, Lymington, Hampshire       English poet and essayist whose best poetry is in The Unknown ...
Patmos
—Patmian, adj. /pat"mos, -mohs, -meuhs/; Gk. /paht"maws/, n. one of the Dodecanese Islands, off the SW coast of Asia Minor: St. John is supposed to have been exiled here (Rev. ...
Patna
/put"neuh, pat"-, put"nah"/, n. a city in and the capital of Bihar, in NE India, on the Ganges. 490,265. * * * City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 1,376,950), capital of Bihar state, ...
Patnaik, Bijoyananda
▪ 1998       Indian politician who parlayed his fame as a World War II aviator, anti-British freedom fighter, and commercial airline entrepreneur into a political ...
patness
See patly. * * *
pato
/pah"toh/; Sp. /pah"taw/, n. an Argentine game played by two teams of four on horseback, resembling a cross between polo and basketball, using a ball with six large leather ...
patois
/pat"wah, pah"twah/; Fr. /pann twann"/, n., pl. patois /pat"wahz, pah"twahz/; Fr. /pann twann"/. 1. a regional form of a language, esp. of French, differing from the standard, ...
paṭolā
▪ Indian sari       type of silk sari (characteristic garment worn by Indian women) of Gujarati origin, the warp and weft being tie-dyed (see bāndhanī work) before ...
Paton
/payt"n/, n. Alan (Stewart), 1903-88, South African novelist. * * *
Paton, Alan
▪ South African writer born Jan. 11, 1903, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, S.Af. died April 12, 1988, near Durban, Natal  one of the foremost writers in South Africa, best known ...
Paton, Alan (Stewart)
born Jan. 11, 1903, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, S.Af. died April 12, 1988, near Durban South African writer and political activist. While principal of a reformatory housing black ...
Paton,Alan Stewart
Pa·ton (pātʹn), Alan Stewart. 1903-1988. South African writer noted for his novels Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) and Too Late the Phalarope (1953). He was a founder and ...
patootie
patootie [pə to͞ot′ē] n. Slang 1. a sweetheart 2. the buttocks * * *
Patos de Minas
▪ Brazil       city, west-central Minas Gerais estado (state), Brazil. It lies at 2,808 feet (856 m) above sea level in the highlands. Made the seat of a municipality ...
Patos Lagoon
▪ lagoon, Brazil Portuguese  Lagoa dos Patos        shallow lagoon in Rio Grande do Sul estado (“state”), in extreme southeastern Brazil. It is the largest lagoon ...
Patos,Lagoa dos
Pa·tos (pătʹəs, päʹto͝os), Lagoa dos A shallow tidal lagoon of southeast Brazil. Separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a wide sandbar, it is an important fishing ...
patr-
patr- pref. Variant of patri-. * * *
Pátrai
Pá·trai (päʹtrĕ) also Pa·tras (pə-trăsʹ, pătʹrəs) A city of southern Greece in the northwest Peloponnesus on the Gulf of Pátrai, or Gulf of Patras, an inlet of the ...
patralatā
▪ Indian art       decorative motif in Indian art, consisting of a lotus rhizome (underground plant stem). A cosmology that identifies water as the source of all life ...
Patras
/peuh tras", pa"treuhs/, n. 1. Greek, Patrai /pah"trdde/. a seaport in the Peloponnesus, in W Greece, on the Gulf of Patras. 112,000. 2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Ionian Sea in ...
patres conscripti
/pah"trddes kohn skrddip"tee/; Eng. /pay"treez keuhn skrip"tuy, -tee, pah"-, pa"-/, Latin. See conscript fathers. * * *
patresfamilias
/pay'treez feuh mil"ee euhs, pah'-, pa'-/, n. a pl. of paterfamilias. * * *
Patri
/pah"tree/, n. Angelo /an"jeuh loh'/, 1877-1965, U.S. educator and writer, born in Italy. * * *
patri-
a combining form meaning "father," occurring originally in loanwords from Greek and Latin (patriarch; patrician), and used in the formation of new compounds (patrilineal). [comb. ...
patria potestas
/pay"tree euh poh tes"teuhs, pah"-, pa"-/; Lat. /pah"trddi ah' poh tes"tahs/, Roman Law. the power vested in the paterfamilias or head of the Roman family with respect to his ...
patrial
/pay"tree euhl/, n. Brit. a native of any country who, by virtue of the birth of a parent or grandparent in Great Britain, has citizenship and residency rights there. [1620-30; ...
patriarch
—patriarchal, patriarchic, patriarchical, adj. —patriarchally, patriarchically, adv. —patriarchdom, patriarchship, n. /pay"tree ahrk'/, n. 1. the male head of a family or ...
patriarchal
patriarchal [pā΄trē är′kəl] adj. of or having to do with a patriarch or patriarchy: now often used with reference to a society, institution, etc. regarded as being under ...
patriarchal cross
a Latin cross having a shorter crosspiece above the customary one. See illus. under cross. [1675-85] * * *
patriarchalcross
patriarchal cross n. A Latin cross having two horizontal bars, of which the upper is the shorter. * * *
patriarchalism
/pay'tree ahr"keuh liz'euhm/, n. a philosophy, form, or system of patriarchal government. [1840-50; PATRIARCHAL + -ISM] * * *
patriarchally
See patriarchalism. * * *
patriarchate
/pay"tree ahr'kit, -kayt/, n. 1. the office, dignity, jurisdiction, province, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch. 2. a patriarchy. [1610-20; < ML patriarchatus, equiv. ...
patriarchic
pa·tri·ar·chic (pā'trē-ärʹkĭk) adj. Patriarchal. * * *
patriarchy
/pay"tree ahr'kee/, n., pl. patriarchies. 1. a form of social organization in which the father is the supreme authority in the family, clan, or tribe and descent is reckoned in ...
patriate
—patriation, n. /pay"tree ayt'/; esp. Brit. /pa"-/, v.t., patriated, patriating. Canadian. to transfer (legislation) to the authority of an autonomous country from its previous ...
Patricia
/peuh trish"euh, -tree"sheuh/, n. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning "patrician." * * *
patrician
—patricianhood, patricianship, n. —patricianism, n. —patricianly, adv. /peuh trish"euhn/, n. 1. a person of noble or high rank; aristocrat. 2. a person of very good ...
patriciate
/peuh trish"ee it, -ayt'/, n. 1. the patrician class. 2. patrician rank. [1650-60; < ML patriciatus equiv. to L patrici(us) (see PATRICIAN) + -atus -ATE1] * * *
patricidal
See patricide. * * *
patricide
—patricidal, adj. /pa"treuh suyd', pay"-/, n. 1. the act of killing one's own father. 2. a person who commits such an act. [1585-95; PATRI- + -CIDE] * * *
Patrick
/pa"trik/, n. 1. Saint, A.D. 389?-461?, British missionary and bishop in Ireland: patron saint of Ireland. 2. (Curtis) Lester, 1883-1960, Canadian ice-hockey player and manager, ...
Patrick family
▪ Canadian family       Canadian family who as managers, owners, and league officials helped establish professional ice hockey in Canada. Lester B. Patrick (b. Dec. 30, ...
Patrick Henry
➡ Henry (IV) * * *
Patrick Moore
➡ Moore (IX) * * *
Patrick, Danica Sue
▪ 2009 born March 25, 1982, Beloit, Wis.       On April 19, 2008, in her 50th start in the open-wheel Indy Racing League (IRL), American race car driver Danica Patrick ...
Patrick, John
▪ 1996       U.S. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Teahouse of the August Moon and screenwriter of such hits as Three Coins in the Fountain, Love Is a Many ...
Patrick, Mary Mills
▪ American missionary and educator born March 10, 1850, Canterbury, N.H., U.S. died Feb. 25, 1940, Palo Alto, Calif.  American missionary and educator who oversaw the ...
Patrick, Murray
▪ 1999       Canadian hockey player who also served as coach and general manager of the New York Rangers; his family boasted several generations of professional hockey ...
Patrick, Saint
flourished 5th century; feast day March 17 Patron saint of Ireland. Born in Britain of a Romanized family, he was captured at age 16 by Irish raiders and carried into slavery ...
Patrick,Saint
Pat·rick (pătʹrĭk), Saint. A.D. 389?-461?. Christian missionary and patron saint of Ireland. * * *
patriclinous
pat·ri·cli·nous (păt'rĭ-klīʹnəs) adj. Variant of patroclinous. * * *
patricliny
/pa"tri kluy'nee, pay"-/, n. Genetics. patrocliny. * * *
patrifocal
/pa'treuh foh"keuhl, pay'-/, adj. focused or centered on the father. [PATRI- + FOCAL] * * *
patrilateral
/pa'treuh lat"euhr euhl, pay'-/, adj. related through the father. Cf. matrilateral. [1945-50; PATRI- + LATERAL] * * *
patrilineage
/pa'treuh lin"ee ij, pay'-/, n. lineal descent traced through the male line. [1945-50; PATRI- + LINEAGE1] * * *
patrilineal
—patrilineally, adv. /pa'treuh lin"ee euhl, pay'-/, adj. inheriting or determining descent through the male line. Cf. matrilineal. [1900-05; PATRI- + LINEAL] * * *
patrilinear
—patrilinearly, adv. /pa'treuh lin"ee euhr, pay'-/, adj. patrilineal. [1910-15; PATRI- + LINEAR] * * *
patriliny
/pa"treuh luy'nee, pay"-/, n., pl. patrilinies. the tracing of descent exclusively through the male members of a family. [1905-10; PATRILIN(EAL) + -Y3] * * *


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