Definitions for pâtépɑˈteɪ, pæ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pate(noun)

    liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned

  2. pate, poll, crown(noun)

    the top of the head

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pate(adj)

    see Patte

  2. Pate(noun)

    a pie. See Patty

  3. Pate(noun)

    a kind of platform with a parapet, usually of an oval form, and generally erected in marshy grounds to cover a gate of a fortified place

  4. Pate(noun)

    the head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head

  5. Pate(noun)

    the skin of a calf's head

  6. Origin: [F. pt.]


  1. Pate

    A pātē is a Polynesian percussion instrument. It is of the slit drum family, and therefore is also of the idiophone percussion family. It is made from a hollowed-out log, usually of Milo wood and produces a distinctive and loud sound. Different sizes of pate offer different pitches and volumes, as well as striking the pate in the middle or near the ends.

Anagrams for pâté »

  1. tape

  2. peat

  3. Peta, PETA

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  1. S. J. Perelman:

    The waiters' eyes sparkled and their pencils flew as she proceeded to eviscerate my wallet – paté, Whitstable oysters, a sole, and a favorite salad of the Nizam of Hyderabad made of shredded five-pound notes.

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