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Definition of "pate" [pate]

  • The human head, especially the top of the head: a bald pate. (noun)
  • The mind or brain. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pate" in a sentence
  • "Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal The Canard Saucisson, duck sausage with a layer of country pate, is served with red wine mustard."
  • "Pork roll and pate is a pretty standard banh mi ($5), but their version also throws in this Vietnamese “salami” which they import from California."
  • "I use it in pate choux all the time to get more impressive volume with a crisp texture."