Pastorate Pas"tor·ate noun [ Confer French pastorat . See Pastor .] The office, state, or jurisdiction of a pastor.
Pastorium Pas·to"ri·um noun [ See Pastor ; confer Auditorium .] A parsonage; -- so called in some Baptist churches. [ Southern U. S.]
Pastorless Pas"tor·less adjective Having no pastor.
Pastorling Pas"tor·ling noun An insignificant pastor. [ R.]
Pastorly Pas"tor·ly adjective Appropriate to a pastor. Milton.
Pastorship Pas"tor·ship noun Pastorate. Bp. Bull.
Pastry Pas"try noun
; plural Pastries 1. The place where pastry is made.
[ Obsolete] Shak. 2. Articles of food made of paste, or having a crust made of paste, as pies, tarts, etc. Pastry cook
, one whose occupation is to make pastry; as, the pastry cook of a hotel.
Pasturable Pas"tur·a·ble adjective Fit for pasture.
Pasturage Pas"tur·age noun [ Old French pasturage , French pâturage . See Pasture .] 1. Grazing ground; grass land used for pasturing; pasture. 2. Grass growing for feed; grazing. 3. The business of feeding or grazing cattle.
Pasture Pas"ture noun
[ Old French pasture
, French pâture
, Latin pastura
, from pascere
, to pasture, to feed. See Pastor
.] 1. Food; nourishment.
Toads and frogs his pasture poisonous. Spenser. 2. Specifically: Grass growing for the food of cattle; the food of cattle taken by grazing. 3. Grass land for cattle, horses, etc.; pasturage.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures . Ps. xxiii. 2.
So graze as you find pasture . Shak.
Pasture Pas"ture transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Pastured ; present participle & verbal noun Pasturing .] To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows.
Pasture Pas"ture intransitive verb To feed on growing grass; to graze.
Pastureless Pas"ture·less adjective Destitute of pasture. Milton.
Pasturer Pas"tur·er noun One who pastures; one who takes cattle to graze. See Agister .
Pasty Pas"ty adjective Like paste, as in color, softness, stickness. "A pasty complexion." G. Eliot.
Pasty Pas"ty noun
; plural Pasties
. [ Old French pasté
, French pâté
. See Paste
, and confer Patty
.] A pie consisting usually of meat wholly surrounded with a crust made of a sheet of paste, and often baked without a dish; a meat pie.
"If ye pinch me like a pasty
A large pasty baked in a pewter platter. Sir W. Scott.
Pat Pat transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Patted
; present participle & verbal noun Patting
.] [ Confer German patschen
, Prov. German patzen
, to strike, tap.] To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.
Gay pats my shoulder, and you vanish quite. Pope.
Pat Pat noun 1. A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap. 2. A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats.
It looked like a tessellated work of pats of butter. Dickens.
Pat Pat adjective [ Confer pat a light blow, Dutch te pas convenient, pat, where pas is from French passer to pass.] Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely. " Pat allusion." Barrow.
Pat Pat adverb In a pat manner.
I foresaw then 't would come in pat hereafter. Sterne.
Pataca Pa·ta"ca noun [ Spanish ] The Spanish dollar; -- called also patacoon . [ Obsolete]
Patache Pa`tache" noun [ French & Spanish patache , P. patacho .] (Nautical) A tender to a fleet, formerly used for conveying men, orders, or treasure. [ Spain & Portugal]
Patacoon Pa`ta·coon" noun [ Spanish ] See Pataca .
Patagium Pa·ta"gi·um noun
; plural Patagia
. [ Latin , an edge or border.] 1. (Anat.) In bats, an expansion of the integument uniting the fore limb with the body and extending between the elongated fingers to form the wing; in birds, the similar fold of integument uniting the fore limb with the body. 2. (Zoology) One of a pair of small vesicular organs situated at the bases of the anterior wings of lepidopterous insects. See Illust. of Butterfly .
Patagonian Pat`a·go"ni·an adjective Of or pertaining to Patagonia. -- noun A native of Patagonia.
Patamar Pat"a·mar noun [ From the native name.] (Nautical) A vessel resembling a grab, used in the coasting trade of Bombay and Ceylon. [ Written also pattemar .]
Patas Pa·tas" noun (Zoology) A West African long-tailed monkey ( Cercopithecus ruber ); the red monkey.
Patavinity Pat`a·vin"i·ty noun [ Latin patavinitas , from Patavium : confer French patavinité ] The use of local or provincial words, as in the peculiar style or diction of Livy, the Roman historian; -- so called from Patavium, now Padua, the place of Livy's nativity.
Patch Patch noun
[ Middle English pacche
; of uncertain origin, perhaps for placche
; confer Prov. English platch
patch, LG. plakk
.] 1. A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, esp. upon an old garment to cover a hole.
Patches set upon a little breach. Shak. 2.
Hence: A small piece of anything used to repair a breach; as, a patch on a kettle, a roof, etc. 3. A small piece of black silk stuck on the face, or neck, to hide a defect, or to heighten beauty.
Your black patches you wear variously. Beau. & Fl. 4. (Gun.) A piece of greased cloth or leather used as wrapping for a rifle ball, to make it fit the bore. 5. Fig.: Anything regarded as a patch; a small piece of ground; a tract; a plot; as, scattered patches of trees or growing corn.
Employed about this patch of ground. Bunyan. 6. (Mil.) A block on the muzzle of a gun, to do away with the effect of dispart, in sighting. 7. A paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool.
[ Obsolete or Colloq.] "Thou scurvy patch
." Shak. Patch ice
, ice in overlapping pieces in the sea.
-- Soft patch
, a patch for covering a crack in a metallic vessel, as a steam boiler, consisting of soft material, as putty, covered and held in place by a plate bolted or riveted fast.
Patch Patch transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Patched
; present participle & verbal noun Patching
.] 1. To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat. 2. To mend with pieces; to repair with pieces festened on; to repair clumsily; as, to patch the roof of a house. 3. To adorn, as the face, with a patch or patches.
Ladies who patched both sides of their faces. Spectator. 4. To make of pieces or patches; to repair as with patches; to arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; -- generally with up ; as, to patch up a truce.
"If you'll patch
a quarrel." Shak.
Patcher Patch"er noun One who patches or botches. Foxe.
Patchery Patch"er·y noun Botchery; covering of defects; bungling; hypocrisy. [ R.] Shak.
Patchingly Patch"ing·ly adverb Knavishy; deceitfully. [ Obsolete]
Patchouli, Patchouly Pa·tchou"li, Pa·tchou"ly noun [ CF. French patchouli ; probably of East Indian origin.] 1. (Botany) A mintlike plant ( Pogostemon Patchouli ) of the East Indies, yielding an essential oil from which a highly valued perfume is made. 2. The perfume made from this plant. Patchouly camphor (Chemistry) , a substance homologous with and resembling borneol, found in patchouly oil.
Patchwork Patch"work` noun Work composed of pieces sewed together, esp. pieces of various colors and figures; hence, anything put together of incongruous or ill-adapted parts; something irregularly clumsily composed; a thing putched up. Swift.
Patchy Patch"y adjective Full of, or covered with, patches; abounding in patches.
Paté Pa`té" adjective (Her.) See Patté .
Paté Pa`té" noun [ French pâté .] 1. A pie. See Patty . 2. (Fort.) A kind of platform with a parapet, usually of an oval form, and generally erected in marshy grounds to cover a gate of a fortified place. [ R.]
Pate Pate noun
[ Confer LG. & Prov. German pattkopf
, scabby head; patt
, scab + kopf
head.] 1. The head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head.
[ Now generally used in contempt or ridicule.]
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate . Ps. vii. 16.
Fat paunches have lean pate . Shak. 2. The skin of a calf's head.
Pated Pat"ed adjective Having a pate; -- used only in composition; as, long- pated ; shallow- pated .
Patee Pa·tee" noun See Pattee .
Patefaction Pat`e·fac"tion noun [ Latin patefactio , from patefacere to open; patere to lie open + facere to make.] The act of opening, disclosing, or manifesting; open declaration. Jer. Taylor.
Patela Pat"e·la noun [ Hind. patelā .] A large flat-bottomed trading boat peculiar to the river Ganges; -- called also puteli .
Patella Pa·tel"la noun
; plural Patellæ
. [ Latin , a small pan, the kneepan, dim. of patina
, a pan, dish.] 1. A small dish, pan, or vase. 2. (Anat.) The kneepan; the cap of the knee. 3. (Zoology) A genus of marine gastropods, including many species of limpets. The shell has the form of a flattened cone. The common European limpet ( Patella vulgata ) is largely used for food. 4. (Botany) A kind of apothecium in lichens, which is orbicular, flat, and sessile, and has a special rim not a part of the thallus.
Patellar Pa·tel"lar adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the patella, or kneepan.
Patelliform Pa·tel"li·form adjective [ Patella + form : confer French pattelliforme .] 1. Having the form of a patella. 2. (Zoology) Resembling a limpet of the genus Patella.
Patellula Pa·tel"lu·la noun
; plural Patellulæ
. [ New Latin , dim. of Latin patella
. See Patella
.] (Zoology) A cuplike sucker on the feet of certain insects.
Paten Pat"en noun [ Late Latin patina , patena , from Latin patina , patena , a pan; confer Latin patere to be open, English patent , and Greek ... a kind of flat dish: confer French patène . Confer Patina .] 1. A plate. [ Obsolete] 2. (Eccl.) The place on which the consecrated bread is placed in the Eucharist, or on which the host is placed during the Mass. It is usually small, and formed as to fit the chalice, or cup, as a cover. [ Written also patin , patine .]
Patena Pat"e·na noun [ Late Latin ] (Eccl.) A paten.
Patena Pa·te"na noun [ Confer Portuguese patena a paten.] A grassy expanse in the hill region of Ceylon.
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