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pat·tern

 (păt′ərn)
n.
1.
a. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design: a paisley pattern. See Synonyms at figure.
b. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence: the pattern of rainfall over the past year.
2.
a. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things: a dress pattern.
b. A model or original used for imitation or as an archetype. See Synonyms at ideal.
3. A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method, as:
a. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group: one's pattern of behavior.
b. Form and style in an artistic work or body of artistic works.
4.
a. The configuration of gunshots upon a target that is used as an indication of skill in shooting.
b. The distribution and spread, around a targeted region, of spent shrapnel, bomb fragments, or shot from a shotgun.
5. Enough material to make a complete garment.
6. A test pattern.
7. The flight path of an aircraft about to land: a flight pattern.
8. Football A pass pattern.
v. pat·terned, pat·tern·ing, pat·terns
v.tr.
1. To make, mold, or design by following a pattern: We patterned this plan on the previous one. My daughter patterned her military career after her father's.
2. To cover or ornament with a design or pattern.
v.intr.
To make a pattern.

[Middle English patron, from Old French; see patron.]

pattern

(ˈpætən)
n
1. an arrangement of repeated or corresponding parts, decorative motifs, etc: although the notes seemed random, a careful listener could detect a pattern.
2. a decorative design: a paisley pattern.
3. a style: various patterns of cutlery.
4. a plan or diagram used as a guide in making something: a paper pattern for a dress.
5. a standard way of moving, acting, etc: traffic patterns.
6. a model worthy of imitation: a pattern of kindness.
7. a representative sample
8. (Metallurgy) a wooden or metal shape or model used in a foundry to make a mould
9. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. the arrangement of marks made in a target by bullets
b. a diagram displaying such an arrangement
vb (tr)
10. (often foll by: after or on) to model
11. to arrange as or decorate with a pattern
[C14 patron, from Medieval Latin patrōnus example, from Latin: patron1]

pattern

(ˈpætərn) or

patron

n
Irish an outdoor assembly with religious practices, traders' stalls, etc on the feast day of a patron saint
[C18: variant of patron1; see pattern1]

pat•tern

(ˈpæt ərn; Brit. ˈpæt n)

n.
1. a decorative design, as for wallpaper, china, or textile fabrics, composed of elements in a regular arrangement.
2. a natural or chance marking, configuration, or design.
3. a distinctive style, model, or form: a new pattern of army helmet.
4. a combination of qualities, acts, tendencies, etc., forming a consistent or characteristic arrangement: the behavior patterns of teenagers.
5. an original or model considered for or deserving of imitation.
6. anything designed to serve as a model or guide for something to be made.
7. an example, instance, sample, or specimen.
8. the path of flight established for an aircraft approaching an airport at which it is to land.
9. the distribution of strikes around a target at which artillery rounds have been fired or on which bombs have been dropped.
v.t.
10. to make or fashion after or according to a pattern.
11. to cover or mark with a pattern.
v.i.
12. to make or fall into a pattern.
[1325–75; Middle English patron < Medieval Latin patrōnus model, pattern, Latin: patron]

pattern

- Comes from patron, "something serving as a model."
See also related terms for model.

pattern


Past participle: patterned
Gerund: patterning

Imperative
pattern
pattern
Present
I pattern
you pattern
he/she/it patterns
we pattern
you pattern
they pattern
Preterite
I patterned
you patterned
he/she/it patterned
we patterned
you patterned
they patterned
Present Continuous
I am patterning
you are patterning
he/she/it is patterning
we are patterning
you are patterning
they are patterning
Present Perfect
I have patterned
you have patterned
he/she/it has patterned
we have patterned
you have patterned
they have patterned
Past Continuous
I was patterning
you were patterning
he/she/it was patterning
we were patterning
you were patterning
they were patterning
Past Perfect
I had patterned
you had patterned
he/she/it had patterned
we had patterned
you had patterned
they had patterned
Future
I will pattern
you will pattern
he/she/it will pattern
we will pattern
you will pattern
they will pattern
Future Perfect
I will have patterned
you will have patterned
he/she/it will have patterned
we will have patterned
you will have patterned
they will have patterned
Future Continuous
I will be patterning
you will be patterning
he/she/it will be patterning
we will be patterning
you will be patterning
they will be patterning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been patterning
you have been patterning
he/she/it has been patterning
we have been patterning
you have been patterning
they have been patterning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been patterning
you will have been patterning
he/she/it will have been patterning
we will have been patterning
you will have been patterning
they will have been patterning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been patterning
you had been patterning
he/she/it had been patterning
we had been patterning
you had been patterning
they had been patterning
Conditional
I would pattern
you would pattern
he/she/it would pattern
we would pattern
you would pattern
they would pattern
Past Conditional
I would have patterned
you would have patterned
he/she/it would have patterned
we would have patterned
you would have patterned
they would have patterned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pattern - a perceptual structurepattern - 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"
structure - the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure"
percept, perception, perceptual experience - the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
fractal - (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry
gestalt - a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
grid - a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines
kaleidoscope - a complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes
mosaic - a pattern resembling a mosaic
strand - a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole; "he tried to pick up the strands of his former life"; "I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously"
2.pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
biologism - use of biological principles in explaining human especially social behavior
cooperation - the practice of cooperating; "economic cooperation"; "they agreed on a policy of cooperation"
featherbedding - the practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required
formalism - the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms
one-upmanship - the practice of keeping one jump ahead of a friend or competitor
pluralism - the practice of one person holding more than one benefice at a time
symbolism, symbolization, symbolisation - the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
modernism - practices typical of contemporary life or thought
occult arts, occult - supernatural practices and techniques; "he is a student of the occult"
ornamentalism - the practice of ornamental display
cannibalism - the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
careerism - the practice of advancing your career at the expense of your personal integrity
custom, usage, usance - accepted or habitual practice
habitude - habitual mode of behavior
fashion - characteristic or habitual practice
lobbyism - the practice of lobbying; the activities of a lobbyist
slaveholding, slavery - the practice of owning slaves
peonage - the practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged
unwritten law - law based on customary behavior
lynch law - the practice of punishing people by hanging without due process of law
mistreatment - the practice of treating (someone or something) badly; "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"
nonconformism - the practice of nonconformity
calisthenics, callisthenics - the practice of calisthenic exercises; "calisthenics is recommended for general good health"
popery, papism - offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church
quotation - the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.; "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"
ritual - the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
ritualism - exaggerated emphasis on the importance of rites or ritualistic forms in worship
naturism, nudism - going without clothes as a social practice
systematism - the habitual practice of systematization and classification
cross dressing, transvestism, transvestitism - the practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex
3.pattern - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
argyle, argyll - a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in western Scotland
bear claw - an incised design resembling the claw of a bear; used in Native American pottery
damascene - a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
decal, decalcomania - either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
device - any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
emblem - special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
herringbone pattern, herringbone - a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way; it is used in weaving, masonry, parquetry, embroidery
linocut - a design carved in relief into a block of linoleum
mandala - any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation
mihrab - (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca
motif, motive - a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
polka dot - design consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots
pyrograph - a design produced by pyrography
screen saver - (computer science) a moving design that appears on a computer screen when there has been no input for a specified period of time; "screen savers prevent the damage that occurs when the same areas of light and dark are displayed too long"
sunburst - a design consisting of a central disk resembling the sun and rays emanating from it
tattoo - a design on the skin made by tattooing
tetraskele, tetraskelion - a figure consisting of four stylized human arms or legs (or bent lines) radiating from a center
triskele, triskelion - a figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center
weave - pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
marking - a pattern of marks
4.pattern - something regarded as a normative examplepattern - 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"
practice - knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
mores - (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
code of behavior, code of conduct - a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group
universal - a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings; "some form of religion seems to be a human universal"
5.pattern - a model considered worthy of imitation; "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
exemplar, good example, example, model - something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
6.pattern - something intended as a guide for making something elsepattern - something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
plan, program, programme - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
7.pattern - the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airportpattern - 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"
approach path, glide path, glide slope, approach - the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
8.pattern - graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of anglepattern - graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
graph, graphical record - a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
lobe - the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern
Verb1.pattern - plan or create according to a model or models
imitate, simulate, copy - reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
scale - pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
sovietise, sovietize - model a country's social, political, and economic structure on the Soviet Union; "Castro sovietized Cuba"
2.pattern - form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

pattern

noun
1. order, plan, system, method, arrangement, sequence, orderliness All three attacks followed the same pattern.
2. design, arrangement, motif, figure, device, decoration, ornament, decorative design curtains in a light floral pattern

pattern

noun
1. One that is worthy of imitation or duplication:
2. The external outline of a thing:
3. An element or a component in a decorative composition:
4. Systematic arrangement and design:
verb
1. To take as a model or make conform to a model.On, upon, or after:
copy, emulate, follow, imitate, model (on, upon, or after).
Idioms: follow in the footsteps of, follow suit, follow the example of.
2. To create by combining parts or elements:
Translations
نَقْش، رَسْمنَـمَطٌنَموذَج، شَكْلنَموذَج، طِراز
vzorekmodelvzor
mønster=-model=-mønstermodel
kuviooriginaaliaihealkuperäinen
uzorak
mintamintázatsablon
fyrirmyndmynstursniî, uppskrift
模様
무늬
išmargintasraštuotas
modelisparaugspiegrieztneraksts, ornaments
krojvzorec
mönster
แบบ
mẫu hình

pattern

[ˈpætən]
A. N
1. (= design) → dibujo m
a fabric in or with a floral patternuna tela con un dibujo or diseño floral
to draw a patternhacer un dibujo
2. (Sew, Knitting) → patrón m, molde m (S. Cone)
3. (fig) (= system, order) a clear pattern began to emergeempezaron a surgir unas pautas definidas
behaviour patternmodelo m de comportamiento
a healthy eating patternunos hábitos alimenticios sanos
the pattern of eventsel curso de los hechos
to follow a patternseguir unas pautas
my daily routine doesn't follow any set patternmi rutina diaria no sigue unas pautas definidas
it is following the usual patternse está desarrollando como siempre or según las pautas
a system of government on the British patternun sistema de gobierno basado en el modelo británico
it set a pattern for other conferencesmarcó las pautas para otros congresos, creó el modelo para otros congresos
sleep pattern(s)hábitos mpl de dormir
weather pattern(s)condiciones fpl meteorológicas
work pattern(s)costumbres fpl de trabajo
B. VT
1. (= model)
to pattern sth after or on sth a building patterned after a 14th century chapelun edificio modelado sobre una capilla del siglo XIV
action movies patterned on Rambopelículas fpl de acción que siguen el modelo de Rambo
2. (= mark) → estampar
C. CPD pattern book N [of wallpaper, fabrics] → muestrario m (Sew, Knitting) → libro m de patrones
pattern recognition Nreconocimiento m de formas

pattern

[ˈpætərn] n
(= model) → modèle m
to follow the same pattern (= be the same) → être sur le même modèle
(SEWING, KNITTING)patron m
a pattern for trousers → un patron de pantalon sewing pattern
(= design) → motif m
a geometric pattern → un motif géométrique
(= way of happening) behaviour pattern → mode m de comportement
patterns of behaviour → modes mpl de comportement
a change in the pattern of his breathing → un changement dans son rythme respiratoire habituel

pattern

n
Muster nt; to make a patternein Muster bilden
(Sew) → Schnitt m, → Schnittmuster nt; (Knitting) → Strickanleitung f
(fig: = model) → Vorbild nt; according to a patternnach einem (festen) Schema; on the pattern of Albania, on the Albanian patternnach albanischem Vorbild or Muster; to set a or the pattern for somethingein Muster or Vorbild für etw sein
(fig: in events, behaviour etc) → Muster nt; (set) → Schema nt; (recurrent) → Regelmäßigkeit f; there’s a distinct pattern/no pattern to these crimesin diesen Verbrechen steckt ein bestimmtes Schema/kein Schema; what pattern can we find in these events?was verbindet diese Ereignisse?; the pattern of events leading up to the warder Ablauf der Ereignisse, die zum Krieg geführt haben; a certain pattern emergedes ließ sich ein gewisses Schema or Muster erkennen; behaviour patternsVerhaltensmuster pl; eating/sleeping patternsEss-/Schlafverhalten nt; the natural pattern of life in the wilddie natürlichen Lebensvorgänge in der Wildnis; the daily pattern of his existencedie tägliche Routine seines Lebens; to follow the usual/same patternnach dem üblichen/gleichen Schema verlaufen; the town’s new buildings follow the usual pattern of concrete and glassdie Neubauten der Stadt entsprechen dem üblichen Baustil aus Beton und Glas; it’s the usual pattern, the rich get richer and the poor get pooreres läuft immer nach demselben Muster ab - die Reichen werden reicher und die Armen ärmer
(= verb pattern, sentence pattern etc)Struktur f
vt
(esp US: = model) → machen (on nach); this design is patterned on one I saw in a magazinedie Idee für dieses Muster habe ich aus einer Illustrierten; many countries pattern their laws on the Roman systemviele Länder orientieren sich bei ihrer Gesetzgebung an dem römischen Vorbild; to be patterned on somethingeiner Sache (dat)nachgebildet sein; (music, poem, style etc) → einer Sache (dat)nachempfunden sein; to pattern oneself on somebodysich (dat)jdn zum Vorbild nehmen; he patterned his lifestyle on that of a country squireer ahmte den Lebensstil eines Landadligen nach
(= put patterns on)mit einen Muster versehen ? also patterned

pattern

[ˈpætən]
1. n
a. (design) → motivo, disegno
b. (Sewing) → modello (di carta), cartamodello (fig) → modello
pattern of events → sequenza degli avvenimenti
behaviour patterns → tipi mpl di comportamento
c. (sample) → campione m
2. vt (model) to pattern a dress onfare un vestito sul modello di
to pattern o.s. on sb/sth → prendere a modello qn/qc

pattern

(ˈpӕtən) noun
1. a model or guide for making something. a dress-pattern.
2. a repeated decoration or design on material etc. The dress is nice but I don't like the pattern.
3. an example suitable to be copied. the pattern of good behaviour.
ˈpatterned adjective
with a decoration or design on it; not plain. Is her new carpet patterned?

pattern

نَـمَطٌ vzorek mønster Muster μοτίβο patrón kuvio motif uzorak modello 模様 무늬 patroon mønster wzór modelo, padrão схема mönster แบบ kalıp mẫu hình 式样

pat·tern

n. patrón, modelo, tipo.

pattern

n patrón m
References in classic literature ?
After many serious discussions with Meg and Jo, the pattern was chosen, the materials bought, and the slippers begun.
Whenever one looked at this slope against the setting sun, the circle showed like a pattern in the grass; and this morning, when the first light spray of snow lay over it, it came out with wonderful distinctness, like strokes of Chinese white on canvas.
She had brought the pattern of the drawers for Mrs.
There is a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes stare at you upside down.
but in some low and obscure nook, --some narrow closet on the ground-floor, shut, locked and bolted, and the key flung away,--or beneath the marble pavement, in a stagnant water-puddle, with the richest pattern of mosaic-work above,--may lie a corpse, half decayed, and still decaying, and diffusing its death-scent all through the palace
Before the barn door strutted the gallant cock, that pattern of a husband, a warrior and a fine gentleman, clapping his burnished wings and crowing in the pride and gladness of his heart, --sometimes tearing up the earth with his feet, and then generously calling his ever-hungry family of wives and children to enjoy the rich morsel which he had discovered.
Hold; while Prometheus is about it, I'll order a complete man after a desirable pattern.
A table, somewhat rheumatic in its limbs, was drawn out in front of the fire, and covered with a cloth, displaying cups and saucers of a decidedly brilliant pattern, with other symptoms of an approaching meal.
And plainly, too, they were a childlike and innocent lot; telling lies of the stateliest pattern with a most gentle and winning naivety, and ready and willing to listen to anybody else's lie, and believe it, too.
The clock-face on the front of the building is very large and of curious pattern.
Sometimes he copied on paper the involved and delicate pattern left by the ball of the finger, and then vastly enlarged it with a pantograph so that he could examine its web of curving lines with ease and convenience.
Tom's whole class were of a pattern -- restless, noisy, and troublesome.