Definitions of pattern

  1. To imitate; copy.
  2. To make or design ( anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate.
  3. To make in imitation of.
  4. To form one thing like another.
  5. form a pattern; " These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
  6. the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport; " the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"; " they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
  7. a decorative or artistic work; " the coach had a design on the doors"
  8. a customary way of operation or behavior; " it is their practice to give annual raises"; " they changed their dietary pattern"
  9. a perceptual structure; " the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; " a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
  10. a model considered worthy of imitation; " the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
  11. graphical representation ( in polar or cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
  12. A diagram showing the distribution of the pellets of a shotgun on a vertical target perpendicular to the plane of fire.
  13. 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.
  14. A part showing the figure or quality of the whole; a specimen; a sample; an example; an instance.
  15. Stuff sufficient for a garment; as, a dress pattern.
  16. Figure or style of decoration; design; as, wall paper of a beautiful pattern.
  17. Something made after a model; a copy.
  18. Anything cut or formed to serve as a guide to cutting or forming objects; as, a dressmaker's pattern.
  19. 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.
  20. A model, sample, or specimen; a design or figure; as, the pattern of a carpet; a piece of material sufficient for a garment.
  21. A person or thing to be copied: a model: an example: style of ornamental work: anything to serve as a guide in forming objects.
  22. A model; example.
  23. Something for imitation; a model.
  24. A decorative design; figure; style.
  25. A model to be copied; a specimen or sample; anything cut or formed into a shape to be copied.
  26. An original proposed for imitation; that which is to be copied or imitated; a sample; anything cut out or formed into a shape to be copied; a specimen; an example.