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pattern

pat·tern

pattern

 
 
pronunciation:
pae trn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an arrangement of shapes, lines, letters, numbers, or colors that can be repeated or used again and again.
My new wallpaper has a dinosaur pattern.Beth drew a pattern of squares and triangles.The cups and saucers have a floral pattern.
 
synonyms:
design
similar words:
decoration
definition 2: a guide; model.
Using a pattern, it was easy to make the dress.
synonyms:
model
similar words:
blueprint, draft, example, guide, ideal, mold, original, outline, plan, scheme, shape, type
definition 3: the typical activities and qualities of a group, person, or thing.
The veterinarian asked about changes in the dog's eating patterns.
similar words:
form, kind, style, type, variety
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: patterned, patterning, patterns
definition: to make or behave according to a pattern.
He patterns his way of speaking after his favorite actor.
synonyms:
shape
similar words:
copy, duplicate, follow, form, imitate, model, mold, reflect
derivation: patternless (adj.)
Word Parts
The word pattern contains the following part:
patr, patri, pater Latin root that means father, fatherland
synonyms:
matr, matri, mater