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Meaning of PAT

Pronunciation:  pat

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a light touch or stroke
  2. [n]  the sound made by a gentle blow
  3. [adv]  completely or perfectly; "he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat"
  4. [adj]  exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply"
  5. [adj]  having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
  6. [v]  hit lightly
  7. [v]  pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, esp. under the chin
 

PAT is a 3 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: appropriate, chuck, dab, dab, glib, plausible, rap, slick, tap, tap
 
 See Also: caress, pitter-patter, sound, strike, touch, touching

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Patted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Patting}.] [Cf. G. patschen, Prov. G. patzen, to strike,
    tap.]
    To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly;
    to tap; as, to pat a dog.
    
          Gay pats my shoulder, and you vanish quite. --Pope.
    
    
  2. \Pat\, n.
    1. A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a
       tap.
    
    2. A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats.
    
             It looked like a tessellated work of pats of butter.
                                                   --Dickens.
    
    
  3. \Pat\, a. [Cf. pat a light blow, D. te pas convenient, pat,
    where pas is fr. F. passer to pass.]
    Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely. ``Pat allusion.''
    --Barrow.
    
    
  4. \Pat\, adv.
    In a pat manner.
    
          I foresaw then 't would come in pat hereafter.
                                                   --Sterne.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. personalized array translator.

2. port address translation.

 
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