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See also Pat, and рат

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Originally probably imitative.

Noun

Singular
pat

Plural
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pat ({{{1}}})
  1. The sound of a light slap or tap with a soft flat object, especially of a footstep
  2. A light tap or slap, especially with the hands
  3. A flattish lump of soft matter, especially butter or dung.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to pat

Third person singular
pat

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
t

to pat (third-person singular simple present pat, present participle t, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To (gently) tap the flat of one's hand on a person or thing.
    To show affection, he decided he would pat the boy on the head.
  2. To hit lightly and repeatedly with the flat of the hand to make smooth or flat
    I patted the cookie dough into shape.
  3. To gently rain.
Translations

Adverb

pat

  1. opportunely, in a timely or suitable way
    1600: Now might I do it pat — William Shakespeare, Hamlet III.iii
Translations

See also

Etymology 2

Abbreviation.

Noun

Singular
pat

Plural
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pat ({{{1}}})
  1. patent

Anagrams


Czech

Noun

pat m.

  1. stalemate (chess)

French

Noun

pat m. (plural pats)

  1. stalemate (chess)

Indonesian

Etymology

Common Oceanian

Noun

pat (a shorter form of empat)

  1. four

Min Nan

simplified

or

traditional

or

Alternative spellings

  • bat to know somebody

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ pat˩˩ ]

Noun

pat (POJ, traditional and simplified or )

  1. eight

Usage notes

  • peh/poeh is used when referring to amounts, whereas pat is used for years and telephone numbers, bank account numbers etc.

Verb

pat (POJ, traditional and simplified or )

  1. to know somebody; to recognize
  2. to be familiar with

See also


Romanian

Etymology

From Greek

Noun

pat n. (plural paturi)

  1. bed

Declension



Slovak

Noun

pat m, paty pl
pat stem
patu gensg
  1. a stalemate in a game of chess

Derived terms


Volapük

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pat pats
Accusative pati patis
Genitive pata patas
Dative pate pates

Etymology

French particularité

Noun

pat

  1. particularity

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