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PAT

abbr.
point after touchdown

pat 1

 (păt)
v. pat·ted, pat·ting, pats
v.tr.
1.
a. To tap gently with the open hand or with something flat.
b. To stroke lightly as a gesture of affection. See Synonyms at caress.
2. To mold by tapping gently with the hands or a flat implement.
v.intr.
1. To run or walk with a tapping sound.
2. To hit something or against something gently or lightly.
n.
1. A light gentle stroke or tap.
2. The sound made by a light stroke or tap or by light footsteps.
3. A small mass shaped by or as if by patting: a pat of butter.
Idiom:
pat on the back
An expression or gesture of praise or approval: Let's give them a pat on the back for doing a good job.

[From Middle English, a blow, perhaps of imitative origin.]

pat 2

 (păt)
adj.
1.
a. Suitable; fitting: "Suggestions about her reasons for going are made indirectly, lightly and ambiguously; no pat explanation is offered" (Janna Malamud Smith).
b. Fitting or satisfactory in a superficial or contrived way, especially in being trite or glib: "The dialogue is sometimes stilted and the ending too pat" (Leonard Malkin).
2. Games Being a poker hand that is strong enough to make drawing cards unlikely to improve it.
adv. Informal
Readily or perfectly as a result of memorization or familiarization: They've got the system down pat. He has the lesson pat.

[From pat.]

pat′ly adv.
pat′ness n.

Pat

(pæt)
n
(Peoples) an informal name for an Irishman
[from Patrick]

pat

(pæt)
adv
1. Also: off pat exactly or fluently memorized or mastered: he recited it pat.
2. opportunely or aptly
3. stand pat
a. chiefly US and Canadian to refuse to abandon a belief, decision, etc
b. (in poker, etc) to play without adding new cards to the hand dealt
adj
4. exactly right for the occasion; apt: a pat reply.
5. too exactly fitting; glib: a pat answer to a difficult problem.
6. (Card Games) exactly right: a pat hand in poker.
[C17: perhaps adverbial use ("with a light stroke") of pat1]

pat

(pæt)
n
on one's pat informal Austral alone; on one's own
[C20: rhyming slang, from Pat Malone]

Pat

(pæt)
n
(Peoples) an informal name for an Irishman
[from Patrick]

pat1

(pæt)

v. pat•ted, pat•ting,
n. v.t.
1. to strike lightly, as with the hand or a small object.
2. to stroke or tap gently with the palm or fingers as an expression of affection, approbation, etc.
v.i.
3. to strike lightly or gently.
4. to walk or run with light footsteps.
n.
5. a light stroke, tap, or blow, as with the hand.
6. the sound of a light stroke or of light footsteps.
7. a small piece, usu. flat and square, formed by patting, cutting, etc.: a pat of butter.
Idioms:
pat on the back, praise, congratulations, or encouragement.
[1375–1425; late Middle English, blow, stroke]

pat2

(pæt)

adj.
1. exactly to the point or purpose; apt; opportune.
2. excessively glib; unconvincingly facile: pat answers.
3. learned, known, or mastered perfectly or exactly: to have something pat.
adv.
4. exactly or perfectly.
5. aptly; opportunely.
Idioms:
stand pat,
a. to cling firmly to one's decision, policy, or beliefs.
b. (in draw poker) to play a hand as dealt, without replacing any cards.
[1570–80; orig. adverbial use of pat1, as in obsolete to hit pat to strike accurately]
pat′ness, n.

pat.

1. patent.
2. patented.

Pat

 a small mass of soft substance, formed or shaped by patting.
Examples: pat of butter, 1754; of water, 1888.

pat


Past participle: patted
Gerund: patting

Imperative
pat
pat
Present
I pat
you pat
he/she/it pats
we pat
you pat
they pat
Preterite
I patted
you patted
he/she/it patted
we patted
you patted
they patted
Present Continuous
I am patting
you are patting
he/she/it is patting
we are patting
you are patting
they are patting
Present Perfect
I have patted
you have patted
he/she/it has patted
we have patted
you have patted
they have patted
Past Continuous
I was patting
you were patting
he/she/it was patting
we were patting
you were patting
they were patting
Past Perfect
I had patted
you had patted
he/she/it had patted
we had patted
you had patted
they had patted
Future
I will pat
you will pat
he/she/it will pat
we will pat
you will pat
they will pat
Future Perfect
I will have patted
you will have patted
he/she/it will have patted
we will have patted
you will have patted
they will have patted
Future Continuous
I will be patting
you will be patting
he/she/it will be patting
we will be patting
you will be patting
they will be patting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been patting
you have been patting
he/she/it has been patting
we have been patting
you have been patting
they have been patting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been patting
you will have been patting
he/she/it will have been patting
we will have been patting
you will have been patting
they will have been patting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been patting
you had been patting
he/she/it had been patting
we had been patting
you had been patting
they had been patting
Conditional
I would pat
you would pat
he/she/it would pat
we would pat
you would pat
they would pat
Past Conditional
I would have patted
you would have patted
he/she/it would have patted
we would have patted
you would have patted
they would have patted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pat - the sound made by a gentle blowpat - the sound made by a gentle blow  
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
pitter-patter - a series of rapid tapping sounds; "she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house"
2.pat - a light touch or stroke
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
Verb1.pat - pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
caress, fondle - touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"
2.pat - hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
Adj.1.pat - having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
plausible - apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful; "a plausible excuse"
2.pat - exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply"
appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
Adv.1.pat - completely or perfectly; "he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat"

pat

1
verb
1. stroke, touch, tap, pet, slap, dab, caress, fondle She patted me on the knee.
noun
1. tap, stroke, slap, clap, dab, light blow He gave her an encouraging pat on the shoulder.
2. lump, cake, portion, dab, small piece a pat of butter
pat someone on the back congratulate, praise, applaud, compliment, commend, sing the praises of, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean) industry bigwigs patting each other on the back
pat yourself on the back boast about yourself, congratulate yourself, blow your own trumpet, talk big (informal), brag about yourself, preen yourself, big yourself up (slang, chiefly Caribbean) Hollywood patting itself on the back in the annual Academy Awards ceremony

pat

2
adjective glib, easy, ready, smooth, automatic, slick, simplistic, facile There's no pat answer to your question.
off pat perfectly, precisely, exactly, flawlessly, faultlessly He doesn't have the answer off pat.

pat

verb
To touch or stroke affectionately:
Translations
جاهِز، مَحْفوظ غَيْباً، بِدون تَرَدُّدرَبْتَه، مُلامَسَه خفيفَهقِطْعَة زُبْدَه صَغيرَهيُرَبِّتُ، يُلاطِفُ
hrudkanazpaměťplesknutípo rucepohotově
klapklappeklatparat
nokaretaputus
darabkalegyintésmegveregetvereget
hafa á reiîum höndumklappklappasmjörklípa
beregintgumulėlispatapšnojimaspatapšnotitapšnojimas
gatavs, sagatavotsglāstsnoglāstītpaplikšķinātpika, pikucis
ples nutie
trepljanjetrepljati
küçük kalıpokşamaokşamakpat diye

pat

1 [pæt]
A. N
1. (= light blow) → palmadita f, golpecito m; (= caress) → caricia f
to give sb a pat on the back (lit) → dar a algn una palmada en la espalda (fig) → felicitar a algn
to give o.s. a pat on the back (fig) → felicitarse a sí mismo
2. [of butter] → porción f
B. VT (= touch) [+ hair, face etc] → tocar, pasar la mano por; (= tap) → dar una palmadita en; [+ child's head, dog] → acariciar

pat

2 [pæt]
A. ADV he knows it (off) patlo sabe al dedillo or de memoria
he always has an excuse just patsiempre tiene su excusa lista
the answer came too patdio su respuesta con demasiada prontitud
to stand pat (US) → mantenerse firme or en sus trece
B. ADJ [answer] → fácil

pat

[ˈpæt]
vt [+ hand, hair] → donner une petite tape à; [+ dog] → caresser
to pat sb on the head → tapoter la tête à qn
to pat sb on the knee → tapoter le genou à qn
to pat sb on the back (= congratulate) → congratuler qn
to pat o.s. on the back → se congratuler
n
to give sb a pat on the shoulder → donner une tape sur l'épaule à qn
to give sb a pat on the back (= congratulate) → congratuler qn
to give a dog a pat → caresser un chien
pat of butter → miniplaquette f de beurre
adv
to know sth off pat (= by heart) (British)savoir qch par cœur
to have sth off pat (British) (= learned by heart) → avoir appris qch par cœur
He had his answer off pat
BUT Il avait une réponse toute prête.
to have sth down pat (US) (= perfected) → posséder parfaitement qch
adj (= facile) [answer, generalization] → simpliste

Pat

n (sl)Ire m

pat

1
n (of butter)Portion f; cow patKuhfladen m

pat

2
adv to know or have something off patetw wie am Schnürchen (inf)or wie aus dem Effeff (inf)können; he knows the rules off pater kennt die Regeln in- und auswendig or aus dem Effeff (inf); to learn something off patetw in- und auswendig lernen; he’s always got an answer off pater hat immer eine Antwort parat; to stand patkeinen Zollbreit nachgeben
adj answer, explanationglatt; somehow his excuses seem a bit pat to meer ist mir immer ein bisschen zu schnell mit Ausreden bei der Hand

pat

3
nKlaps m; he gave his nephew a pat on the header tätschelte seinem Neffen den Kopf; excellent work, said the teacher, giving her a pat on the shoulderhervorragende Arbeit, sagte der Lehrer und klopfte ihr auf die Schulter; he gave her knee an affectionate pater tätschelte ihr liebevoll das Knie; to give one’s horse/the dog a patsein Pferd/seinen Hund tätscheln; (once) → seinem Pferd/Hund einen Klaps geben; to give somebody/oneself a pat on the back (fig)jdm/sich selbst auf die Schulter klopfen; that’s a pat on the back for youdas ist ein Kompliment für dich
vt (= touch lightly)tätscheln; (= hit gently) ballleicht schlagen; sandfestklopfen; faceabtupfen; to pat somebody/the dog on the headjdm/dem Hund den Kopf tätscheln; to pat something/one’s face dryetw/sein Gesicht trocken tupfen; she patted a few loose curls into placesie drückte ein paar Locken an, die sich gelöst hatten; the sculptor patted the plaster into shapeder Bildhauer klopfte den Gips in die richtige Form; he patted aftershave onto his faceer betupfte sein Gesicht mit Rasierwasser; to pat somebody on the back (lit)jdm auf den Rücken klopfen; to pat somebody/oneself on the back (fig)jdm/sich selbst auf die Schulter klopfen

pat

1 [pæt]
1. n
a. (with hand) → colpetto (affettuoso); (to animal) → carezza
to give sb/o.s. a pat on the back (fig) → congratularsi or compiacersi con qn/se stesso
b. (of butter) → panetto
2. vt (hair, face) → dare dei colpetti leggeri a; (dog) → accarezzare; (sb's shoulder) → dare un colpetto (affettuoso) su

pat

2 [pæt] adj & adv the answer came or was too patla risposta è stata troppo pronta
he knows it (off) pat, (Am) he has it down pat → lo conosce or sa a menadito

pat

(pӕt) noun
1. a light, gentle blow or touch, usually with the palm of the hand and showing affection. She gave the child a pat on the head.
2. (of butter) a small piece; a lump.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈpatted
to strike gently with the palm of the hand, usually as a sign of affection. He patted the horse's neck.
adverb
(often off pat) memorized, prepared and ready to be said. He had the answer (off) pat.

pat

n palmadita, golpecito; vt (pret & pp patted; ger patting) dar palmaditas or golpecitos
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