Part of speech: verb

To strike lightly or caressingly.

Part of speech: adjective

Exactly suitable in time or place; fitting; apt.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


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.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", L. Frank Baum.