- pate used once.
- Bible Reference: Psalms 7:16
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H6936 Used 1 time
1. The head, or rather the top of the head; applied to persons, it is now used in contempt or ridicule.
2. The skin of a calf's head.
3. In fortification, a kind of platform resembling what is called a horse shoe.
PA'TED, adjective In composition, having a pate; as long-pated, cunning; shallow-pated, having weak intellect.
PATEFAC'TION,noun [Latin patefactio; pateo, to open, and facio, to make.] The act of opening or manifesting; open declaration.
PATEL'LIFORM, adjective [Latin patella, a dish, and form.] Of the form of a dish or saucer.
PAT'ELLITE, noun Fossil remains of the patella, a shell.
PAT'ENT, adjective [Latin patens, from pateo, to open.]
1. In botany, spreading; forming an acute angle with the stem or branch; as a patent leaf. [See Letter.]
2. Open to the perusal of all; as letters patent. [See Letter.]
3. Appropriated by letters patent.
Madder--in the time of Charles the first, was made a patent commodity.
4. Apparent; conspicuous.
PAT'ENT, noun A writing given by the proper authority and duly authenticated, granting a privilege to some person or persons. By patent, or letters patent, that is, open letters, the king of Great Britain grants lands, honors and franchises.
PAT'ENT, verb transitive To grant by patent.
1. To secure the exclusive right of a thing to a person; as, to patent an invention or an original work to the author.
PAT'ENTED, participle passive Granted by patent; secured by patent or by law as an exclusive privilege.
PATENTEE', noun One to whom a grant is made or a privilege secured by patent or by law.
PAT'ENTING, participle present tense Granting by patent; securing as a privilege.
PATENT-ROLLS, noun The records or registers of patents.
PATERN'AL, adjective [Latin paternus, from pater, father.]
1. Pertaining to a father; fatherly; as paternal care of affection; paternal favor or admonition.
2. Derived from the father; hereditary; as a paternal estate.
PATERN'ITY, noun Fathership; the relation of a father.
The world, while it had scarcity of people, underwent no other dominion than paternity and eldership.
PA'TERNOSTER, noun [Latin our father.] The Lord's prayer.