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One entry found for pattern.
Entry Word: pattern
Function: noun
Text: 1 a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric) <a quilt with tiny pink roses as the pattern>
Synonyms design, figure, motif, motive
Related Words device; adornment, caparison, decoration, embellishment, frill, garnish, ornament, trim
2 a usual manner of behaving or doing <it was her pattern to have coffee and a bagel every morning for breakfast> -- see HABIT
3 an established and often automatic or monotonous series of actions followed when engaging in some activity <with her, everything must be done strictly according to pattern> -- see ROUTINE 1
4 the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged <many of the artist's paintings use the same pattern of a lone figure surrounded by a vast landscape> -- see COMPOSITION 3