Definition of Pat

1. Noun. The sound made by a gentle blow.

Exact synonyms: Rap, Tap
Generic synonyms: Sound
Specialized synonyms: Pitter-patter
Derivative terms: Tap, Tap, Tap

2. Verb. Pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.
Exact synonyms: Chuck
Generic synonyms: Caress, Fondle

3. Adjective. Having only superficial plausibility. "A slick commercial"
Exact synonyms: Glib, Slick
Similar to: Plausible
Derivative terms: Glibness, Slickness

4. Adverb. Completely or perfectly. "Had the system down pat"

5. Noun. A light touch or stroke.
Exact synonyms: Dab, Tap
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Derivative terms: Dab, Dab, Tap, Tap

6. Verb. Hit lightly. "Pat him on the shoulder"
Exact synonyms: Dab
Generic synonyms: Strike
Derivative terms: Dab

7. Adjective. Exactly suited to the occasion. "A pat reply"
Similar to: Appropriate
Derivative terms: Patness

Definition of Pat

1. v. t. To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.

2. n. A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap.

3. a. Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely.

4. adv. In a pat manner.

Definition of Pat

1. Abbreviation. (Quebec) Pointe-aux-Trembles — a municipality in the province of Quebec, Canada ¹

2. Proper noun. A short form of the female given name Patricia. ¹

3. Proper noun. A short form of the male given name Patrick. ¹

4. Noun. The sound of a light slap or tap with a soft flat object, especially of a footstep ¹

5. Noun. A light tap or slap, especially with the hands ¹

6. Noun. A flattish lump of soft matter, especially butter or dung. ¹

7. Verb. To (gently) tap the flat of one's hand on a person or thing. ¹

8. Verb. To hit lightly and repeatedly with the flat of the hand to make smooth or flat ¹

9. Verb. (Australia) To stroke or fondle (an animal). ¹

10. Verb. To gently rain. ¹

11. Adjective. timely, suitable, apt, opportune, ready for the occasion; especially of things spoken ¹

12. Adjective. trite, being superficially complete, lacking originality ¹

13. Adverb. opportunely, in a timely or suitable way. ¹

14. Adverb. Perfectly. ¹

15. Noun. patent ¹

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Definition of Pat

1. to touch lightly [v PATTED, PATTING, PATS]

Medical Definition of Pat

1. Bouts of rapid, regular heart beating originating in the atrium (upper chamber of the heart). Due to abnormalities in the av node relay station that lead to rapid firing of electrical impulses from the atrium which bypass the av node under certain conditions. These conditions include alcohol excess, stress, caffeine, overactive thyroid or excessive thyroid hormone intake, and certain drugs. Pat is an example of an arrhythmia where the abnormality is in the electrical system of the heart, while the heart muscle and valves may be normal. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pat

PAPS sulfotransferase
PAPS synthetase
PAPS translocase
PAP technique
PAS gene
PA projection
PA system

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