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[ˈpat(ə)n], (Noun)

- a repeated decorative design
(e.g: a neat blue herringbone pattern)

- a model or design used as a guide in needlework and other crafts
(e.g: make a pattern for the zigzag edge)

- an example for others to follow
(e.g: he set the pattern for subsequent study)


Middle English patron ‘something serving as a model’, from Old French (see patron). The change in sense is from the idea of a patron giving an example to be copied. Metathesis in the second syllable occurred in the 16th century. By 1700 patron ceased to be used of things, and the two forms became differentiated in sense

[ˈpat(ə)n], (Verb)

- decorate with a repeated design
(e.g: he was sitting on a soft carpet patterned in rich colours)

- give a regular or intelligible form to
(e.g: the brain not only receives information, but interprets and patterns it)



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