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pattern

pat·tern

pattern

 
pronunciation:
pae trn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a regular or formal design, esp. one used to decorate something.
The wallpaper has a pattern of dainty flowers and pale stripes.
 
synonyms:
design, figure, motif
similar words:
decoration, embellishment, line, ornamentation
definition 2: any design that resembles this.
the pattern in a snowflake
synonyms:
configuration, shape, structure
similar words:
architecture, arrangement, design, form, frame, line, motif, plan, rhythm, scheme
definition 3: an ideal to be imitated; archetype.
synonyms:
archetype, ideal, model, paradigm, prototype, standard
similar words:
example, exemplar, original, paragon, precedent
definition 4: a guide; model.
Both dresses were made from the same pattern.
synonyms:
model, paradigm
similar words:
blueprint, draft, example, format, guide, ideal, lead, mold, original, outline, plan, prototype, scheme, shape, type
definition 5: a distinctive style or form of something.
a new pattern of cookware
synonyms:
model, style
similar words:
brand, fashion, form, kind, line, make, mold, step, type, variety
definition 6: the characteristic activities and qualities of a group, person, or thing.
patterns of animal behavior
similar words:
configuration, form, kind, rhythm, style, tempo, type, variety
definition 7: a plan for making a garment.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: patterned, patterning, patterns
definition 1: to make, fashion, or behave according to a pattern.
He patterns himself after his teacher.
synonyms:
fashion, shape
similar words:
copy, duplicate, emulate, follow, form, imitate, model, mold, reflect
definition 2: to cover with a pattern or design.
synonyms:
figure
similar words:
decorate, embellish, ornament
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