What does pate mean?

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pɑˈteɪ, pæ-pate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patenoun

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

  2. pate, poll, crownnoun

    the top of the head


  1. pâténoun

    A finely-ground paste of meat, game, fish or vegetables, sometimes with the addition of alcohol.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pateadjective

    see Patte

    Etymology: [F. pt.]

  2. Patenoun

    a pie. See Patty

    Etymology: [F. pt.]

  3. Patenoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. pt.]

  4. Patenoun

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

    Etymology: [F. pt.]

  5. Patenoun

    the skin of a calf's head

    Etymology: [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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pate

    pāt, n. the crown of the head: the head.—adj. Pāt′ed, having a pate. [Through O. Fr., from Ger. platte, a plate; cf. Low L. platta, tonsure.]

  2. Pâté

    pä-tā′, n. pie: pasty.—Pâté de foie gras, pasty of fat goose liver: Strasburg pie. [Fr.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. paté

    (Fr.). In fortification, a sort of horseshoe, that is, a platform or terre-plein, irregularly built, yet generally constructed in an oval form. It is surrounded by a parapet, without anything to flank it, and having no other defense than what is front or fore right. Patés are usually erected in marshy grounds to cover the gate of a fortified town or place. Also an iron or earthen pot filled with powder and grenades for throwing against besiegers; some were used at Lille in 1708.

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  1. tape

  2. peat

  3. Peta, PETA

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pate in a Sentence

  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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