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Pattern meaning

pattern - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. A diagram showing the distribution of the pellets of a shotgun on a vertical target perpendicular to the plane of fire.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. A part showing the figure or quality of the whole; a specimen; a sample; an example; an instance.
  4. 4. Stuff sufficient for a garment; as, a dress pattern.
  5. 5. Figure or style of decoration; design; as, wall paper of a beautiful pattern.
  6. 6. Something made after a model; a copy.
  7. 7. Anything cut or formed to serve as a guide to cutting or forming objects; as, a dressmaker's pattern.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To make or design ( anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate.
  10. 10. To serve as an example for; also, to parallel.
  11. 11. A model; example.

pattern - examples of usage

  1. She looked past her, and it might have been thought that she was considering very critically the pattern of the curtains. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He made no pattern out of the sights he saw. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. A good chair can be bought for five shillings or less, but if you wanted to have a chair made of a new pattern, it would cost perhaps five or ten times as much. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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