Definitions for patepɑˈteɪ, pæ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the crown of the head.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. the head.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. the brain.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of pate:

1275–1325; ME, of uncert. orig.

pâ•tépɑˈteɪ, pæ-(n.)(pl.)-tés.

  1. a paste of puréed or chopped meat, liver, game, etc., usu. served as an appetizer.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of pâté:

1695–1705; < F; see paste , -ee

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


  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 of pate

  1. tape

  2. peat

  3. Peta, PETA

Translations for pate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


flour paste used in making pies, tarts etc.

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