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Meaning of PAT

Pronunciation:  pat

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a light touch or stroke
  2. [n]  the sound made by a gentle blow
  3. [adv]  completely or perfectly; "he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat"
  4. [adj]  exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply"
  5. [adj]  having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
  6. [v]  hit lightly
  7. [v]  pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, esp. under the chin

PAT is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: appropriate, chuck, dab, dab, glib, plausible, rap, slick, tap, tap
 See Also: caress, pitter-patter, sound, strike, touch, touching



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Patted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Patting}.] [Cf. G. patschen, Prov. G. patzen, to strike,
    To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly;
    to tap; as, to pat a dog.
          Gay pats my shoulder, and you vanish quite. --Pope.
  2. \Pat\, n.
    1. A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a
    2. A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats.
             It looked like a tessellated work of pats of butter.
  3. \Pat\, a. [Cf. pat a light blow, D. te pas convenient, pat,
    where pas is fr. F. passer to pass.]
    Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely. ``Pat allusion.''
  4. \Pat\, adv.
    In a pat manner.
          I foresaw then 't would come in pat hereafter.
Computing Dictionary

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