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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.
patrol to guard by making regular trips along or through. [3 definitions]