Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • American family of journalists, including Robert Wilson Patterson (1850-1910), editor in chief of the Chicago Tribune (1899-1910). His son Joseph Medill Patterson (1879-1946) founded (1919) the New York Daily News, and his daughter Eleanor Medill Patterson (1884-1948) founded (1939) the Washington Times-Herald.
  • Patterson, Floyd 1935-2006. American prizefighter who held the world heavyweight title from 1956 to 1959 and 1960 to 1962.

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  • proper n. An English and Irish patronymic surname.

Etymologies

From a Middle English short form of Patrick +‎ -son. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • PATTERSON - A Putnam deputy charged a Patterson woman with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs after a traffic stop early Wednesday on Doansburg Road, police said today.

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  • PATTERSON - A truck driver transporting new vehicles was apparently not paying attention in the pre-dawn darkness Thursday and drove his rig beneath a railroad overpass on Route 311 in Patterson resulting in chaos for morning commuters.

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  • Eclipse by Richard North Patterson is a very ambitious book.

    Fly Ajira — the friendly skies : Bev Vincent

  • Overall, Kentucky's signing class numbers 26 players and includes three players ranked among the state's top 10 recruits by Rivals. com in Patterson (No. 1), running back Miles Simpson (No. 5) and linebacker Malcolm McDuffen (No. 8).

    Kentucky - Team Notes

  • Country of Cold by Kevin Patterson: Book summary and media reviews.

    Country of Cold by Kevin Patterson: Book summary

  • Patterson is at his best when bringing out the natural poetry of the landscapes that fascinate him-at such moments he writes with the power of Russell Banks or Annie Proulx, with a gaze that both appreciates the beauty of the imagined scene and understands the socioeconomic complexities looming over it.

    Country of Cold by Kevin Patterson: Book summary

  • Kevin Patterson grew up in Manitoba, and put himself through medical school by enlisting in the Canadian army.

    Country of Cold by Kevin Patterson: Book summary

  • Kennedy “withdraws” in a facing saving bid what a fiasco hopefully Patterson is going with someone not named Andrew Cuomo

    Matthew Yglesias » New York Needs a Senator!

  • Team president Andy MacPhail put his hitters on notice that they needed to produce soon or risk demotion, and Patterson is deserving of a promotion. —

    American League Team Notes

  • It has been a very nice couple of days here in Patterson, New York.

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