What does the word pat mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To strike lightly or caressingly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Exactly suitable in time or place; fitting; apt.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Patly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Patness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Caressing stroke.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A pattering.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A small molded mass.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • In a fit manner; aptly.

Usage examples for pat

  1. The children did not know us, and Maggie had to tell Pat over and over that these were Miss Souzie and Miss Francise. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  2. The men cheered wildly, Broomberg's knife was snatched from his hand, and he himself bound hand and foot, while everybody crowded round to shake hands with the little professor, or to pat the noble dog who had saved his life. – Crusoes of the Frozen North by Gordon Stables
  3. They grew to like Toto, too, and the little dog allowed them to pat him on his head, which gave the little ones much joy. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
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