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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PATE, n.
1. The head, or rather the top of the head; applied to persons, it is now used in contempt or ridicule.
2. The skin of a calf's head.
3. In fortification, a kind of platform resembling what is called a horse shoe.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned
2: the top of the head [syn: pate, poll, crown]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. head 2. the crown of the head 3. chiefly disparaging brain pated adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. archaic or colloq. the head, esp. representing the seat of intellect. Etymology: ME: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Patt'e Pat`t['e]", Pattee Pat*tee", a. [F. patt['e], fem. patt['e]e, fr. patte paw, foot. Cf. Patten.] (Her.) Narrow at the inner, and very broad at the other, end, or having its arms of that shape; -- said of a cross. See Illust. (8) of Cross. [Written also pat['e], patee.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pat'e Pa`t['e]", n. [F. p[^a]t['e].] 1. A pie. See Patty. 2. (Fort.) A kind of platform with a parapet, usually of an oval form, and generally erected in marshy grounds to cover a gate of a fortified place. [R.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pat'e Pa`t['e]", a. (Her.) See Patt['e].

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pate Pate, n. [Cf. LG. & Prov. G. pattkopf, patzkopf, scabby head; patt, patz, scab + kopf head.] 1. The head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head. [Now generally used in contempt or ridicule.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(pates) Your pate is the top of your head. (OLD-FASHIONED) ...Bryan's bald pate. N-COUNT

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

pat (qodhqodh): The word usually translated "crown," "crown of the head" (Ge 49:26; De 28:35; 33:16,20; 2Sa 14:25; Job 2:7; Isa 3:17; Jer 2:16; 48:45) and "scalp" (Ps 68:21) is rendered "pate" in Ps 7:16 in agreement with earlier English translators since Coverdale: "His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate." The reason for the choice of the word lies evidently in the desire to make the Hebrew parallelism with "head" (ro'sh) apparent. The same object has, however, been achieved differently in another poetical passage (Ge 49:26 parallel De 33:16), namely, by the juxtaposition of "head" and "crown of the head."

H. L. E. Luering

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Head (in a ludicrous sense).

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

The head. Carroty-pated; red-haired.

Moby Thesaurus

Danish pastry, French pastry, baklava, bean, belfry, blintz, brain, brow, chocolate eclair, chump, cream puff, crown, dome, dowdy, eclair, encephalon, gray matter, head, headpiece, noddle, noggin, noodle, organ of thought, pandowdy, pastry, pasty, patisserie, patty, patty-shell, pie, poll, puff, quiche, ridge, rosette, sconce, seat of thought, sensation, sensorium, sensory, strudel, tart, timbale, tipsy cake, trifle, turnover, vol-au-vent

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