pate


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pate

 (pāt)
n.
1. The human head, especially the top of the head: a bald pate.
2. The mind or brain.

[Middle English.]

pat′ed (pā′tĭd) adj.

pâte

 (pät)
n.
See paste1.

[French, from Old French paste, paste; see paste1.]

pâ·té

 (pä-tā′)
n.
1.
a. A meat paste, such as pâté de foie gras.
b. A similar paste made of seasoned vegetables.
2. A small pastry filled with meat or fish.

[French, from Old French paste, paste, pâté; see paste1.]

pâté

(ˈpæteɪ; French pɑte)
n
1. (Cookery) a spread of very finely minced liver, poultry, etc, served usually as an hors d'oeuvre
2. (Cookery) a savoury pie of meat or fish
[from French: paste1]

pâté

(ˈpæteɪ; French pɑte)
n
1. (Cookery) a spread of very finely minced liver, poultry, etc, served usually as an hors d'oeuvre
2. (Cookery) a savoury pie of meat or fish
[from French: paste1]

pate

(peɪt)

n.
1. the crown of the head.
2. the head.
3. the brain.
[1275–1325; Middle English, of uncertain orig.]

pâ•té

(pɑˈteɪ, pæ-)

n., pl. -tés.
a paste of puréed or chopped meat, liver, game, etc., usu. served as an appetizer.
[1695–1705; < French; see paste, -ee]

pâté

A French word meaning paste, used to mean a savory paste.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pate - liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasonedpate - liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned
paste, spread - a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
duck pate - a pate made from duck liver
foie gras, pate de foie gras - a pate made from goose liver (marinated in Cognac) and truffles
2.pate - the top of the head
human head - the head of a human being
tonsure - the shaved crown of a monk's or priest's head
top side, upper side, upside, top - the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"

pate

noun
The uppermost part of the body:
Translations
paštika
päälaki
פטה
pástétommájkrém stb
pašteta
паштета
paté
ba tê

pate

(o.f.) [peɪt] Nmollera f, testa f
bald patecalva f

pâté

[ˈpæteɪ] Npaté m

pate

[ˈpeɪt] n
a bald pate → un crâne chauve, un crâne dégarni

pâté

[ˈpæteɪ] npâté m, terrine f

pate

nRübe f (inf), → Birne f (inf); bald patePlatte f (inf), → Glatze f

pâté

nPastete f

pate

[peɪt] n a bald pateuna testa pelata

pâté

[ˈpæteɪ] npâté m inv
References in classic literature ?
and did honor to the coming guest by brushing his curly pate, putting on a fresh color, and trying tidy up the room, which in spite of half a dozen servants, was anything but neat.
Black Sam, upon this, scratched his woolly pate, which, if it did not contain very profound wisdom, still contained a great deal of a particular species much in demand among politicians of all complexions and countries, and vulgarly denominated "knowing which side the bread is buttered;" so, stopping with grave consideration, he again gave a hitch to his pantaloons, which was his regularly organized method of assisting his mental perplexities.
And how the light did blaze abroad from the master's bald pate -- for the sign-painter's boy had GILDED it!
I would allow my- self to suffer under the greatest imputations which evil-minded men might suggest, rather than excul- pate myself, and thereby run the hazard of closing the slightest avenue by which a brother slave might clear himself of the chains and fetters of slavery.
It is but too true doctrine, friend Wamba, however it got into thy fool's pate.
Having provided everything necessary for our journey, such as Arabian habits, and red caps, calicoes, and other trifles to make presents of to the inhabitants, and taking leave of our friends, as men going to a speedy death, for we were not insensible of the dangers we were likely to encounter, amongst horrid deserts, impassable mountains, and barbarous nations, we left Goa on the 26th day of January in the year 1624, in a Portuguese galliot that was ordered to set us ashore at Pate, where we landed without any disaster in eleven days, together with a young Abyssin, whom we made use of as our interpreter.
Meanwhile Don Quixote worked upon a farm labourer, a neighbour of his, an honest man (if indeed that title can be given to him who is poor), but with very little wit in his pate.
Well, here is a pate that will be ready for you, with a bottle of old Burgundy.
It was lucky that some tins of fine preserves were stowed in a locker in my stateroom; hard bread I could always get hold of; and so he lived on stewed chicken, PATE DE FOIE GRAS, aspara- gus, cooked oysters, sardines--on all sorts of abominable sham delicacies out of tins.
Every now and then Monsieur raised his eyes to the ceiling, then lowered them towards the slices of pate which the chevalier was attacking, and finally, not caring to betray his resentment, he gesticulated in a manner which Harlequin might have envied.
As to him - I soon learned to regret I was not some object, some beautiful, carved object of bone or bronze; a rare piece of porcelain, pate dure, not pate tendre.
I arose with a shining pate, wigless ; she in disdain and wrath, half buried in alien hair.