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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.]

pate

(peɪt)
n
(Anatomy) the head, esp with reference to baldness or (in facetious use) intelligence
[C14: of unknown origin]

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 ?
It was filled with friandises, with luscious and toothsome bits--the finest of fruits, pates, a rare bottle or two, delicious syrups, and bonbons in abundance.
I should like to rap with a good stick on the empty pates of the dolts who circulate such nonsense
There were cold pates, and thin slices of meat, tiny bread and butter sandwiches with the crust cut off, a bowl of sliced peaches and cream (in January), little fancy cakes, pink and green and yellow and white, and half a dozen ice-cold bottles of wine.
The white skins, the flowing yellow wigs which covered their bald pates, and the gorgeous diadems set in circlets of gold about their heads marked them as Holy Therns.
Then he told how none could be found in all Nottingham Town to serve this warrant, for fear of cracked pates and broken bones, and how that he, the messenger, was now upon his way to Lincoln Town to find of what mettle the Lincoln men might be.
Then fear came upon her; for in those times, look you, they used to make pates of human flesh for the seigneurs, who were very fond of them.
I was looking beyond them at the doorway filled with quivering silk and plush, black faces, white eyeballs, woolly pates.
And how the light did blaze abroad from the master's bald pate -- for the sign-painter's boy had GILDED it!
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.