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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]
patron a regular customer of a shop, restaurant, or some other business. [2 definitions]
patronize to shop at or use the services of regularly. [2 definitions]
pattern an arrangement of shapes, lines, letters, numbers, or colors that can be repeated or used again and again. [4 definitions]
patty a small, flat, round cake of ground meat or other food. [2 definitions]