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3 letters words from 'pat'

APT 5PAT 5
TAP 5 

2 letters words from 'pat'

AT 2PA 4
TA 2 

All 3 letters words made out of pat

pat apt pta tpa atp tap

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Definitions and meaning of pat

pat

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pæt/, [pʰæt], [pʰæt̚], [pʰæˀt̚], enPR: pǎt
  • Rhymes: -æt

Etymology 1

From Middle English *patten, alteration (with loss of medial l) of platten, pletten (to pat), from Old English plættan (to buffet, strike, slap, smack, give a sounding blow), from Proto-Germanic *plat- (to strike, beat), from Proto-Indo-European *b(e)lad-, *b(e)led- (to strike, beat). Cognate with Middle Dutch platten, pletten (to strike, bruise, crush, rub), German platzen (to split, burst, break up), Bavarian patzen (to pat), Swedish plätta, pjätta (to pat, tap). For loss of l, compare patch for platch; pate for plate, etc. See plat.

Noun

pat (plural pats)

  1. The sound of a light slap or tap with a soft flat object, especially of a footstep
  2. A light tap or slap, especially with the hands
  3. A flattish lump of soft matter, especially butter or dung.
    • It looked like a tessellated work of pats of butter.
Derived terms
  • pat on the back (n.)
  • patter
  • pitter-pat: a diminutive of footfalls. "the pitter-pat of little feet running around the house."
Translations
See also
  • one one's pat

Verb

pat (third-person singular simple present pats, present participle patting, simple past and past participle patted)

  1. To (gently) tap the flat of one's hand on a person or thing.
    To show affection, he decided he would pat the boy on the head.
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty Chapter 22[1]
      He came round to each of us to pat and speak to us for the last time; his voice sounded very sad.
  2. To hit lightly and repeatedly with the flat of the hand to make smooth or flat
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
      Before they went to see Glinda, however, they were taken to a room of the Castle, where Dorothy washed her face and combed her hair, and the Lion shook the dust out of his mane, and the Scarecrow patted himself into his best shape, and the Woodman polished his tin and oiled his joints.
  3. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) To stroke or fondle (an animal).
  4. To gently rain.
Derived terms
  • pat down
  • pat on the back (v.)
Translations

Adjective

pat (comparative more pat, superlative most pat)

  1. Timely, suitable, apt, opportune, ready for the occasion; especially of things spoken.
    • 1788, Cowper, Pity for Africans, p 18
      A story so pat, you may think it is coined.
  2. Trite, being superficially complete, lacking originality.
    • 2010, New York Times, Editorial: Jobs and the Class of 2010, May 23.
      The pat answer is that college students should consider graduate school as a way to delay a job search until things turn around, and that more high school students should go to college to improve their prospects.
Derived terms
  • pat hand

Adverb

pat (comparative more pat, superlative most pat)

  1. Opportunely, in a timely or suitable way.
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet III.iii
      Now might I do it pat
  2. Perfectly.
Derived terms
  • pat in the middle
Translations

See also

Etymology 2

Abbreviation.

Noun

pat (plural pats)

  1. Patent.
  2. (knitting) Pattern.
    • 2012, Kari Cornell, Knitting Sweaters from around the World (page 52)
      Work in pat to next underarm marker, sm, place next st on holder []

Anagrams

  • APT, ATP, PTA, TAP, TPA, ap't, apt, apt., tap

Albanian

Alternative forms

  • patur
  • pasë
  • pasur

Etymology

Alternative variant of participles patur, pasë, pasur. See pata (I had) (aorist form of kam (I have)) for more.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pat/ (Gheg, Arbëreshë)

Participle

  1. participle of kam (present)
  2. participle of pata (aorist)

Related terms

  • pasuri
  • kam
  • pata

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • patu
  • pãtsãscu

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *pat(i)ō, from Latin patior. Compare Daco-Romanian păți.

Verb

pat (past participle pãtsitã)

  1. I experience, undergo (something bad, unpleasant, unexpected, etc.)

Related terms

  • pãtsiri / pãtsire
  • pãtsit

Bakung

Etymology

From Proto-North Sarawak *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Bariai

Noun

pat

  1. stone

References

  • Steve Gallagher, Peirce Baehr, Bariai Grammar Sketch (2005)

Bintulu

Etymology

From Proto-North Sarawak *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Bunun

Etymology

From Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Central Melanau

Etymology

From Proto-North Sarawak *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Chinese


Chuukese

Adjective

pat

  1. cold

Czech

Etymology

Via German Patt and French pat, from Italian patta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pat/

Noun

pat m

  1. (chess) stalemate
  2. stalemate (blocked situation)

Declension

Noun

pat f

  1. genitive plural of pata

Further reading

  • pat in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pat in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pat/, [ˈpʰad̥]

Noun

pat c

  1. alternative form of patte (teat)

Verb

pat

  1. imperative of patte (to suck)

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French pat, from Italian patta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑt/
  • Hyphenation: pat
  • Rhymes: -ɑt

Noun

pat n (uncountable)

  1. (chess) tie, draw, stalemate

Derived terms

  • patstelling

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian patta (tie, draw), influenced by mat (mate).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pat/

Noun

pat m (plural pats)

  1. (chess) stalemate

Descendants

  • Greek: πατ (pat)
  • Serbo-Croatian: pat
  • Slovak: pat

Further reading

  • “pat” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʰaːt/
  • Rhymes: -aːt

Noun

pat n (genitive singular pats, no plural)

  1. gesticulation, gesture

Declension

Related terms

  • pata

Anagrams

  • apt
  • tap

Indonesian

Etymology

From Malay pat, shortened form of empat, from Proto-Malayic *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. Alternative form of empat

Javanese

Alternative forms

  • papat

Etymology

From Old Javanese pat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Lamaholot

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Latvian

Particle

pat

  1. even

Livonian

Etymology

Akin to Estonian patt.

Noun

pat

  1. sin

Maguindanao

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Maia

Noun

pat

  1. stone

Malay

Alternative forms

  • empat
  • ĕmpat
  • ampat
  • ămpat
  • امڤت
  • ڤت

Etymology

Shortened form of empat, from Proto-Malayic *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pat/
  • Rhymes: -pat, -at

Numeral

pat (Jawi spelling ڤت)

  1. Alternative form of empat

Descendants


Manggarai

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Maranao

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Marshallese

Etymology

From Proto-Micronesian *pasa, from Proto-Oceanic *basa, an alternate form of Proto-Oceanic *pasa.

Pronunciation

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [pʲɑtˠ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /pʲætˠ/
  • Bender phonemes: {pat}

Noun

pat

  1. swamp

References

  • Marshallese–English Online Dictionary

Old Javanese

Etymology

From from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Descendants


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pat/

Noun

pat m anim

  1. (chess) stalemate

Declension


Puyuma

Etymology

From Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Rejang Kayan

Etymology

From Proto-North Sarawak *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Rembong

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

pat

  1. four

Romanian

Etymology

Often thought to be from Greek πάτος (pátos, path), but also possibly from Latin pactum (fastened, fixed, planted), with the loss of the -p- in the normal result, *papt, explicable through dissimilation from the initial consonant; compare păta, boteza.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pat/

Noun

pat n (plural paturi)

  1. bed

Declension

Related terms

  • pătură

References

References

  • pat in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From French pat.

Pronunciation

Noun

pat m (Cyrillic spelling пат)

  1. (chess) stalemate

Declension


Slovak

Etymology

Borrowed from French pat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpat/

Noun

pat m (genitive singular patu, nominative plural paty, genitive plural patov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. (chess) stalemate

Declension

Derived terms

  • patový

Further reading

  • pat in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Tocharian B

Noun

pat

  1. stupa

Volapük

Etymology

From French particularité.

Noun

pat (nominative plural pats)

  1. particularity

Declension


Zou

Noun

pat

  1. cotton

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • hitting the mark precisely.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)