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pastor a minister or priest in charge of a church or congregation.
past participle a participle that either indicates a completed action or past state, such as "broken" in "I have broken my arm," or serves as an adjective, as "broken" in "a broken toy."
pastry a dough of flour, shortening, and water that is baked and used for pie crusts. [3 definitions]
past tense a form of a verb that shows that something happened in the past or that a condition existed in the past. In the sentence, "We baked a cake," "baked" is in the past tense.
pasture a piece of land on which animals are put to graze. [3 definitions]
pat1 to strike or tap softly with something flat, such as the open palm or fingers. [4 definitions]
patch a small piece of material used to cover a hole or tear or to make a weak place stronger. [6 definitions]
patchwork pieces of cloth or leather sewn together in a pattern.
patent a government grant that gives someone the right to make, use, or sell an invention. A patent is given for a certain number of years. [2 definitions]
patent leather leather that has a hard, shiny finish.
paternal having to do with or typical of a father. [2 definitions]
path a track beaten by the feet of people or animals. [3 definitions]
pathetic causing feelings of pity or sorrow.
patience the ability to calmly put up with pain or trouble without getting upset or angry. [2 definitions]
patient a person or animal that is getting medical treatment. [3 definitions]
patio a paved area next to a house that is used for dining or relaxing outdoors.
pat (someone) on the back (informal) to show praise or thanks by words or actions.
patriarch a man who is the leader of a family or tribe. [2 definitions]
patriot one who loves, supports, and defends his or her country.
patriotic feeling or showing love for and loyalty to one's country.
patriotism love for and loyalty to one's country.