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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.


See paste1.

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


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.]
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