HyperDic: pat

English > 7 senses of the word pat:
VERBcontactpat, chuckpat or squeeze / squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
contactpat, dabhit lightly
ADVERBallpatcompletely or perfectly
ADJECTIVEallpat, glib, slickhaving only superficial plausibility
allpatexactly suited to the occasion
NOUNeventpat, rap, tapthe sound made by a gentle blow
actpat, tap, daba light touch or stroke
pat > pronunciation
Soundspae't
Rhymesacrobat ... ziggurat: 63 rhymes with aet...
English > pat: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving only superficial plausibility.
Synonymsglib, slick
Broaderplausibleapparently reasonable and valid, and truthful
English > pat: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaningexactly suited to the occasion.
Example"a pat reply"
BroaderappropriateSuitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
Spanishoportuno
Catalanconvenient, idoni, oportú
Nounspatnesstimely convenience
English > pat: 7 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe sound made by a gentle blow.
Synonymsrap, tap
Narrowerpitter-patterA series of rapid tapping sounds
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Spanishgolpecito, palmadita, rap
Catalancopet, rap
Verbspathit lightly
English > pat: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA light touch or stroke.
Synonymstap, dab
Broadertouch, touchingThe act of putting two things together with no space between them
Spanishgolpecito, palmadita, toque
Catalancopet
Verbspathit lightly
patpat or squeeze / squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
English > pat: 7 senses > adverb 1
MeaningCompletely or perfectly.
Examples
  • "he has the lesson pat"
  • "had the system down pat"
English > pat: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningpat or squeeze / squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymchuck
Broadercaress, fondletouch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
Spanishpalmotear
Nounspata light touch or stroke
English > pat: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninghit lightly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"pat him on the shoulder"
Synonymdab
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Spanishdar golpecitos, golpetear
Nounspata light touch or stroke
patthe sound made by a gentle blow

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