Definitions for pattern
ˈpæt ərn; Brit. ˈpæt npat·tern
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word pattern.
form, shape, patternnoun
a perceptual structure
"the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
a customary way of operation or behavior
"it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
design, pattern, figurenoun
a decorative or artistic work
"the coach had a design on the doors"
convention, normal, pattern, rule, formulanoun
something regarded as a normative example
"the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
a model considered worthy of imitation
"the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
blueprint, design, patternnoun
something intended as a guide for making something else
"a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
traffic pattern, approach pattern, patternnoun
the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
"the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"; "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
radiation pattern, radiation diagram, patternverb
graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
plan or create according to a model or models
form a pattern
"These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
a recognizable characteristic relationship or set of relationships between the members of any set of objects or actions, or the properties of the members; also, the set having a definable relationship between its members.
the recommended flight path for an airplane to follow as it approaches an airport for a landing. Same as landing pattern.
an image or diagram containing lines, usually horizontal, vertical, and diagonal, sometimes of varying widths, used to test the resolution of an optical instrument or the accuracy of reproduction of image copying or transmission equipment. Same as test pattern.
to apply a pattern
to follow an example
to fit into a pattern
Etymology: Originally a variant form of patron.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: patron, Fr. patroon, Dutch.
As though your desire were, that the churches of old should be patterns for us to follow, and even glasses wherein we might see the practice of that which by you is gathered out of scripture. Richard Hooker.
I will be the pattern of all patience;
I will say nothing. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
A pattern to all princes living with her,
And all that shall succeed. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
The example and pattern of the church of Rome. Edward Hyde.
Lose not the honour you have early won,
But stand the blameless pattern of a son. Dryden.
Measure the excellency of a virtuous mind; not as it is the copy, but the pattern of regal power. Nehemiah Grew.
This pattern should be our guide, in our present state of pilgrimage. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
Christianity commands us to act after a nobler pattern, than the virtues even of the most perfect men. John Rogers.
Take pattern by our sister star,
Delude at once and bless our sight;
When you are seen, be seen from far,
And chiefly chuse to shine by night. Jonathan Swift.
A gentleman sends to my shop for a pattern of stuff; if he like it, he compares the pattern with the whole piece, and probably we bargain. Jonathan Swift.
What God did command touching Canaan, the same concerneth not us otherwise than only as a fearful pattern of his just displeasure against sinful nations. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 17.
Etymology: patronner, Fr. from the noun.
Ay, such a place there is, where we did hunt,
Pattern’d by that the poet here describes. William Shakespeare.
When I that censure him do so offend,
Let mine own judgment pattern out my death,
And nothing come in partial. William Shakespeare.
A pattern is a regularity in the world, in human-made design, or in abstract ideas. As such, the elements of a pattern repeat in a predictable manner. A geometric pattern is a kind of pattern formed of geometric shapes and typically repeated like a wallpaper design. Any of the senses may directly observe patterns. Conversely, abstract patterns in science, mathematics, or language may be observable only by analysis. Direct observation in practice means seeing visual patterns, which are widespread in nature and in art. Visual patterns in nature are often chaotic, never exactly repeating, and often involve fractals. Natural patterns include spirals, meanders, waves, foams, tilings, cracks, and those created by symmetries of rotation and reflection. Patterns have an underlying mathematical structure; indeed, mathematics can be seen as the search for regularities, and the output of any function is a mathematical pattern. Similarly in the sciences, theories explain and predict regularities in the world. In art and architecture, decorations or visual motifs may be combined and repeated to form patterns designed to have a chosen effect on the viewer. In computer science, a software design pattern is a known solution to a class of problems in programming. In fashion, the pattern is a template used to create any number of similar garments.
A pattern is a recurring set of elements, actions, or characteristics that can be observed or identified. It often refers to a regular arrangement or sequence of something, such as shapes, colors, sounds, or behaviors, that repeats or follows a predictable order. Patterns can be found in various domains, including nature, mathematics, art, language, music, and human behavior. They can be used to recognize relationships, establish predictability, and facilitate understanding and organization.
anything proposed for imitation; an archetype; an exemplar; that which is to be, or is worthy to be, copied or imitated; as, a pattern of a machine
a part showing the figure or quality of the whole; a specimen; a sample; an example; an instance
stuff sufficient for a garment; as, a dress pattern
figure or style of decoration; design; as, wall paper of a beautiful pattern
something made after a model; a copy
anything cut or formed to serve as a guide to cutting or forming objects; as, a dressmaker's pattern
a full-sized model around which a mold of sand is made, to receive the melted metal. It is usually made of wood and in several parts, so as to be removed from the mold without injuring it
to make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate
to serve as an example for; also, to parallel
Etymology: [OE. patron, F. patron, a patron, also, a pattern. See Patron.]
A pattern, apart from the term's use to mean "Template", is a discernible regularity in the world or in a manmade design. As such, the elements of a pattern repeat in a predictable manner. Any of the five senses may directly observe patterns. Conversely, abstract patterns in science, mathematics, or language may be observable only by analysis. Direct observation in practice means seeing visual patterns, which are widespread in nature and in art. Visual patterns in nature are often chaotic, never exactly repeating, and often involve fractals. Natural patterns include spirals, meanders, waves, foams, tilings, cracks, and those created by symmetries of rotation and reflection. All such patterns have an underlying mathematical structure; indeed, mathematics can be seen as the search for regularities, and the output of any function is a mathematical pattern. Similarly in the sciences, theories explain and predict regularities in the world. In art and architecture, decorations or visual motifs may be combined and repeated to form patterns designed to have a chosen effect on the viewer. In computer science, a software design pattern is a known solution to a class of problems in programming. In fashion, the pattern is a template used to create any number of similar garments.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pat′ėrn, n. a person or thing to be copied: a model: an example: style of ornamental work: anything to serve as a guide in forming objects: the distribution of shot in a target at which a gun is fired.—ns. Patt′ern-book, a book containing designs of lace, &c., or in which patterns of cloth, &c., are pasted; Patt′ern-box, in weaving, a box at each side of a loom containing the various shuttles that may be used; Patt′ern-card, a piece of cardboard on which specimens of cloth are fixed; Patt′ern-mak′er, one who makes the patterns for moulders in foundry-work; Patt′ern-shop, the place in which patterns for a factory are prepared; Patt′ern-wheel, the count-wheel in a clock movement. [Fr. patron, a protector, pattern.]
An systematic, defined and structured decorative design.
The pattern created on the fabric is so elegant and beautiful.
Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020
The ability for seeing data, information, statistics, facts, behavior, style, use of language or form of creation exist for a specific period of time and then change.
They could see a pattern emerge and they completed a root cause analysis to change the pattern.
Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pattern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1105
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pattern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1834
Rank popularity for the word 'pattern' in Nouns Frequency: #272
The numerical value of pattern in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of pattern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
You look at where you're going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you've been and a pattern seems to emerge. And if you project forward from that pattern, then sometimes you can come up with something.
This is a very fragile ceasefire and we need to return to a ceasefire situation, i think that what we see is a pattern that matches previous patterns during ceasefires... We see training, we see re-equipping, we see new forces, new money, organisation, increased command and control, all these things are in a pattern across the past several times where we have seen a push( offensive).
Most CTE sufferers have been found at autopsy to have tau, but also about 40 % have had amyloid as well. So they are showing both degeneration markers in the brain, most importantly, it's a distinct pattern that we haven't seen in any other condition -- not in Alzheimer's, not in other forms of dementia, and certainly not in normal controls. So it's not just what we're binding to, it's that this pattern appears to be distinct and it appears to be the areas that have been damaged in autopsy studies of sufferers with CTE.
It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity.
The institution of marriage in all societies is a pattern within which the strains put by civilization on males and females alike must be resolved, a pattern within which men must learn, in return for a variety of elaborate rewards, new forms in which sexual spontaneity is still possible, and women must learn to discipline their receptivity to a thousand other considerations.
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Translations for pattern
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- patró, mostra, modelCatalan, Valencian
- strukturieren, Modell, Muster, Schablone, StrukturGerman
- πρότυπο, μοτίβοGreek
- estampar, perfilar, forma, molde, dibujo, estampado, adorno, ornamento, patrón, diseño, estructurarSpanish
- adibide, ereduBasque
- malli, kuvio, originaali, alkuperäinen, aiheFinnish
- patron, modèleFrench
- pàtranScottish Gaelic
- sablon, mintaHungarian
- 様式, 模様Japanese
- мостра, закономерност, шема, шара, шаблонMacedonian
- sjabloon, patroonDutch
- wzór, deseńPolish
- molde, padrão, modeloPortuguese
- model, șablonRomanian
- рисунок, узор, образец, пример, модель, лекало, схема, трафарет, шаблон, закономерностьRussian
- mönster, mallSwedish
- örüntü, patern, kalıp, şablon, modelTurkish
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