Patterer to Paw
(Pat"ter*er) n. One who patters, or talks glibly; specifically, a street peddler. [Cant, Eng.]
(Pat"tern) n. [OE. patron, F. patron, a patron, also, a pattern. See Patron.]
1. Anything proposed for imitation; an archetype; an exemplar; that which is to be, or is worthy to be, copied
or imitated; as, a pattern of a machine.
I will be the pattern of all patience.Shak.
2. A part showing the figure or quality of the whole; a specimen; a sample; an example; an instance.
He compares the pattern with the whole piece.Swift.
3. Stuff sufficient for a garment; as, a dress pattern.
4. Figure or style of decoration; design; as, wall paper of a beautiful pattern.
5. Something made after a model; a copy. Shak.
The patterns of things in the heavens.Heb. ix. 23.
6. Anything cut or formed to serve as a guide to cutting or forming objects; as, a dressmaker's pattern.
7. (Founding) A full-sized model around which a mold of sand is made, to receive the melted metal. It
is usually made of wood and in several parts, so as to be removed from the mold without injuring it.
Pattern box, chain, or cylinder (Figure Weaving), devices, in a loom, for presenting several shuttles
to the picker in the proper succession for forming the figure. Pattern card. (a) A set of samples on
a card. (b) (Weaving) One of the perforated cards in a Jacquard apparatus. Pattern reader, one
who arranges textile patterns. Pattern wheel (Horology), a count- wheel.
(Pat"tern), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patterned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Patterning.]
1. To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to
[A temple] patterned from that which Adam reared in Paradise.Sir T. Herbert.
2. To serve as an example for; also, to parallel.
To pattern after, to imitate; to follow.
(Pat"ty) n.; pl. Patties [F. pâté. See Pasty.] A little pie.
1. A pan for baking patties.
2. A patty. [Obs.]
(Pat"u*lous) a. [L. patulus, fr. patere to be open, extend.] Open; expanded; slightly spreading; having
the parts loose or dispersed; as, a patulous calyx; a patulous cluster of flowers.
The eyes are large and patulous.Sir J. Hill.
(||Pau) n. See Pah.