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IELTS BNC: 676 COCA: 1017


1 pattern /ˈpætɚn/ noun
plural patterns
1 pattern
plural patterns
Learner's definition of PATTERN
: a repeated form or design especially that is used to decorate something图案;花样
see color picture on this page
: the regular and repeated way in which something happens or is done模式
: something that happens in a regular and repeated way模式;格局
: a shape or model that is used as a guide for making something图样;底样;模型
see also holding pattern
2 pattern /ˈpætɚn/ verb
patterns; patterned; patterning
2 pattern
patterns; patterned; patterning
Learner's definition of PATTERN
[+ object]
: to make or design (something) so that it is similar to something else of the same type仿造;模仿usually used as (be) patterned + on or (US) after通常用作(be) patterned+on或after
: to decorate or mark (something) with a design : to form a pattern on (something)以图案装饰;在…上形成图案

pattern yourself on

or US pattern yourself after
: to try to be like and to behave like (someone you admire)仿效;模仿
IELTS BNC: 676 COCA: 1017


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pat·​tern ˈpa-tərn How to pronounce pattern (audio)
: a form or model proposed for imitation : exemplar
: something designed or used as a model for making things
a dressmaker's pattern
: an artistic, musical, literary, or mechanical design or form
the geometrical pattern of the carpet
the strict pattern of rhythm and rhyme for a sonnet Gigi Marino
: a natural or chance configuration
frost patterns
the pattern of events
dated : a length of fabric sufficient for an article (as of clothing)
: the distribution of shrapnel, bombs on a target, or shot from a shotgun
: the grouping made on a target by bullets
: a reliable sample of traits, acts, tendencies, or other observable characteristics of a person, group, or institution
a behavior pattern
spending patterns
the prevailing pattern of speech
: the flight path prescribed for an airplane that is coming in for a landing
: a prescribed route to be followed by a pass receiver in football
: a discernible coherent system based on the intended interrelationship of component parts
foreign policy patterns
: frequent or widespread incidence
a pattern of dissent
a pattern of violence
patterned adjective
patternless adjective


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patterned; patterning; patterns

transitive verb

dialectal, chiefly England
: match
: to make, adapt, or fashion according to a pattern
: to furnish, adorn, or mark with a design

intransitive verb

: to form a pattern


Choose the Right Synonym for pattern

model, example, pattern, exemplar, ideal mean someone or something set before one for guidance or imitation.

model applies to something taken or proposed as worthy of imitation.

a decor that is a model of good taste

example applies to a person to be imitated or in some contexts on no account to be imitated but to be regarded as a warning.

children tend to follow the example of their parents

pattern suggests a clear and detailed archetype or prototype.

American industry set a pattern for others to follow

exemplar suggests either a faultless example to be emulated or a perfect typification.

cited Joan of Arc as the exemplar of courage

ideal implies the best possible exemplification either in reality or in conception.

never found a job that matched his ideal

Example Sentences

Noun The dishes have a floral pattern around the rim. The fabric comes in different colors and patterns. The rug is decorated with a geometric pattern. The shadows made a pattern of lines on the ground. They are studying behavior patterns among high-school students. Analysts are noticing different spending patterns by consumers. The trees followed a characteristic pattern of growth. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
That pattern is set to flip as the year draws to a close. Paul Hannon, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2022 If that pattern continues, and Democrats lose their narrow majority in the House or Senate, Biden’s ability to enact significant legislation will be blocked. The New Yorker, 13 Sep. 2022 Thunderstorms persist in the afternoon over Orlando this Monday and that pattern will linger for the rest of the week. Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel, 12 Sep. 2022 That pattern should change this season — for the worse. New York Times, 7 Sep. 2022 That pattern apparently persisted in all the denominators of all the equations. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 31 Aug. 2022 Southeast Stark Street is among those high-crash corridors, making Saturday morning’s crash part of that fatal pattern. oregonlive, 27 Aug. 2022 And that pattern only became more entrenched during the pandemic in the 2021/2022 school year. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2022 That erratic pattern remains the rule for Gurnah’s characters, especially a young man named Ilyas, who becomes Khalifa’s best friend. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2022
Next, the researchers had to figure out how to pattern a surface with thousands of their artificial cilia. Saugat Bolakhe, Scientific American, 11 July 2022 Defenders including Tony Allen, Shane Battier, Bruce Bowen, Michael Cooper and Derek Harper would become guys that young players might pattern themselves after. Greg Moore, The Arizona Republic, 4 Feb. 2022 Focus on the only number that VCs can pattern match off, which is revenue growth. Diana Tsai, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 The most effective way to kill a giant whitetail is to pattern him on trail camera and hunt him to the exclusion of all others. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 5 Jan. 2021 Cox explained that this partnership unfolded as the state tried to pattern its handling of the pandemic after South Korea’s example. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Sep. 2020 When scouting, remember that the goal is not to bump and push hogs out of an area, but simply to pattern their movements in order to formulate a hunting strategy. Mike Dickerson, Outdoor Life, 4 Aug. 2020 The community is now a destination for art lovers and people wanting to learn to make the exquisite, colorfully patterned quilts. Kelly Kazek | Kkazek@al.com, al, 1 June 2020 Maisonette has brightly printed and patterned cotton face masks in small, medium and large sizes. oregonlive, 15 May 2020 See More

Word History


Noun and Verb

Middle English patron, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin patronus

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1586, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pattern was in the 14th century
IELTS BNC: 676 COCA: 1017


1arrangement of lines, shapes, sounds, etc.線條、形狀或聲音的排列形式ADJECTIVE | VERB + PATTERN | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEintricate複雜的圖案abstract, geometric抽象/幾何圖案camouflage, floral, striped, etc.迷彩、花卉、條紋等圖案regular, repeated, repeating有規則的樣式;重複的圖案wallpaper with a repeating pattern of interlocking shapes帶有環環相扣圖案的壁紙random隨機圖樣drum, rhythmic, sound鼓點/節奏/聲音模式The music contains repeated rhythmic patterns.這首樂曲含有重複的節奏模式。VERB + PATTERNhave有圖案The sweater has a geometric pattern on it.這件毛衣上有幾何圖案。form, produce形成圖案The roof beams form a star-like pattern.房梁構成了一個星狀圖案。create, design, make, print, weave創造/設計/製作/印製/編織圖案PREPOSITIONin a/the pattern在圖案中He had arranged the glasses in a pattern on the table.他把桌子上的玻璃杯擺成了一個圖案。pattern on⋯上的圖案the pattern on the carpet地毯上的花樣pattern in⋯中的圖案She drew patterns in the sand.她在沙灘上畫圖案。


2usual manner通常的方式ADJECTIVE | VERB + PATTERN | PATTERN + VERB | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEbasic, existing, familiar, normal, set, traditional, usual基本的/現有的/熟悉的/常見的/固定的/傳統的/通常的模式There is no set pattern for these meetings.這些會議沒有固定的模式。consistent, predictable, regular一致的/可預測的/規則的模式same, similar同樣的/相似的模式Portuguese colonial rule followed a similar pattern to that of other powers.葡萄牙的殖民統治遵循了與其他強權國家相似的模式。changing, ever-changing變化着的/不斷變化的模式complex複雜的模式clear清晰的模式The pattern is clear: obesity is associated with lower incomes.模式很清楚:肥胖與低收入有關。main主要模式overall整體模式The overall pattern of our life changes little.我們生活的整體模式沒什麼變化。behaviour/behavior, behavioural/behavioral行為模式speech講話模式Her speech patterns are very distinctive.她的講話方式很有特色。breathing, sleep呼吸/睡眠模式voting投票模式consumption, spending, usage消費/花錢/使用模式They analyzed employees' email usage patterns.他們分析了員工的電子郵件使用模式。migration, settlement遷移/定居模式employment就業模式weather天氣模式VERB + PATTERNdiscern, identify, notice, recognize, trace辨別/識別/注意/確認/跟踪模式We can trace a familiar pattern to these events.對這些事件我們可以追溯到一個熟悉的模式。establish, set建立模式follow, repeat遵循/重複模式Their actions follow a very predictable pattern.他們的行為遵循一個十分容易預測的模式。fall into, fit into屬於⋯模式;符合⋯模式ideas that do not fit neatly into his patterns of thought不完全符合他的思維模式的觀點exhibit, show顯示出⋯模式67% of patients showed a similar pattern of improvement.67% 的病人病情出現了類似的好轉。alter, change改變/更換模式People have changed their spending patterns in response to changing conditions.人們已根據條件的變化改變了自己的消費模式。PATTERN + VERBdevelop, emerge模式形成/顯露Similar patterns are emerging all over Eastern Europe.相似的模式出現在東歐各地。change模式變化PREPOSITIONpattern for⋯的模式the normal pattern for a boy / girl relationship男孩/女孩關係的一般模式pattern in⋯中的模式the main patterns in English spelling英語拼寫中的主要模式pattern of⋯的模式patterns of behaviour / behavior行為模式
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0_0: Translations of Pattern
  • # n.
    榜樣: archetype, copy, example, exemplar, foretype, model
    程式: form, formula, pattern
    范: model, pattern
    範: example, limits, model, pattern
    範例: example, exemplification, model, paradigm, pattern
    方式: fashion, manner, mode, pattern, style, way of life
    格: case, division, grid, lattice, pattern, standard
    格局: configuration, pattern, setup, structure
    格式: format, specification, form, pattern, scheme
    規率: law, pattern
    模: model, module, mold, mould, norm, pattern
    模范: example, exemplar, model, norm, paradigm, paragon
    模式: method, mode, pattern
    模形: pattern
    模型: former, matrix, model, mold, mould, pattern
    模樣: appearance, look, pattern
    模子: matrix, mold, mould, pattern
    式: ceremony, exemplar, form, formula, model, mood
    圖案: design, pattern
    圖樣: design, draft, drawing, pattern
    型: model, mold, mould, pattern, type
    型號: model, pattern, type
    形態: form, pattern, shape
    訓: example, instruction, pattern
    樣: appearance, kind, manner, model, pattern, sample
    樣式: form, pattern, style, type
    樣子: air, appearance, aspect, example, likelihood, looks
  • # v.
    仿造: counterfeit, pattern
    模: imitate, model, mold, mould, pattern
    模仿: copy, imitate, impersonate, mime, mock, pattern
    模倣: copy, imitate, impersonate, mock, pattern, simulate
    模形: pattern

0_0: Definitions of Pattern
  • # noun.
    - a repeated decorative design.
    * a neat blue herringbone pattern
    - a model or design used as a guide in needlework and other crafts.
    * make a pattern for the zigzag edge
    - an example for others to follow.
    * he set the pattern for subsequent study
  • # verb.
    - decorate with a repeated design.
    * he was sitting on a soft carpet patterned in rich colors
    - give a regular or intelligible form to.
    * the brain not only receives information, but interprets and patterns it

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