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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pattern  \Pat"tern\,  n.  (Gun.) 
  A  diagram  showing  the  distribution  of  the  pellets  of  a 
  shotgun  on  a  vertical  target  perpendicular  to  the  plane  of 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pattern  \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  imitate. 
  [A  temple]  patterned  from  that  which  Adam  reared  in 
  Paradise.  --Sir  T. 
  2.  To  serve  as  an  example  for  also  to  parallel. 
  {To  pattern  after},  to  imitate;  to  follow 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pattern  \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. 
  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 
  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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  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" 
  [syn:  {form},  {shape}] 
  2:  a  customary  way  of  operation  or  behavior;  "it  is  their 
  practice  to  give  annual  raises";  "they  changed  their 
  dietary  pattern"  [syn:  {practice}] 
  3:  a  decorative  or  artistic  work  "the  coach  had  a  design  on 
  the  doors"  [syn:  {design},  {figure}] 
  4:  something  regarded  as  a  normative  example;  "the  convention 
  of  not  naming  the  main  character";  "violence  is  the  rule 
  not  the  exception";  "his  formula  for  impressing  visitors" 
  [syn:  {convention},  {normal},  {rule},  {formula}] 
  5:  a  model  considered  worthy  of  imitation;  "the  American 
  constitution  has  provided  a  pattern  for  many  republics" 
  6:  something  intended  as  a  guide  for  making  something  else;  "a 
  blueprint  for  a  house";  "a  pattern  for  a  skirt"  [syn:  {blueprint}, 
  7:  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"  [syn:  {traffic  pattern},  {approach 
  v  1:  plan  or  create  according  to  a  model  or  models  [syn:  {model}] 
  2:  form  a  pattern;  "These  sentences  pattern  like  the  ones  we 
  studied  before" 

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