American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The human head, especially the top of the head: a bald pate.
- n. The mind or brain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The crown or top of the head, whether of a person or of an animal; in general, the head; the poll; the noddle: usually employed in a trivial or derogatory sense, like noddle, etc.
- n. The skin of a calf's head. Imp. Dict.
- n. Wit; cleverness; “brains”; “head.”
- n. In the fur trade, the fur from a black patch on the head of the wild rabbit.
- n. A badger.
- Weak and sickly.
- n. The flesh split obtained in splitting or leveling a side of leather.
- n. The head, particularly the top or crown.
- n. archaic Wit, cleverness, cognitive abilities.
- n. alternative spelling of pâté. (finely-ground paste of meat, fish, etc.)
- n. The interior body, or non-rind portion of cheese, described by its texture, density, and color.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Now generally used in contempt or ridicule. The head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head.
- n. The skin of a calf's head.
- n. the top of the head
- n. liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned
- c.1700, French pâté, from Old French paste, pastée. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“I use it in pate choux all the time to get more impressive volume with a crisp texture.”
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“Although melted cheese works quite nicely, liver pate is not a good topping for waffles; in fact, I might even be moved to use such harsh words as nauseating and inedible.”
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“I really do enjoy liver, just haven't fixed it in years and a pate is a joy.”
“I've had it as pate, which is apparently not the way connoisseurs eat it.”
“I think I like the idea of pate more than I like the taste of it.”
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