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Meaning of PATE

Pronunciation:  pâ'tey or peyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the top of the head
  2. [n]  liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned

PATE is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: crown, poll
 See Also: duck pate, foie gras, human head, paste, pate de foie gras, spread, tonsure, top, top side, upper side, upside



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pate\, n. [Cf. LG. & Prov. G. pattkopf, patzkopf, scabby
head; patt, patz, scab + kopf head.]
1. The head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head. [Now
   generally used in contempt or ridicule.]

   His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his
   violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. --Ps.
                                               vii. 16.

   Fat paunches have lean pate.                --Shak.

2. The skin of a calf's head.

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