US: /ˈpætɝn/
UK: /pˈætən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

pattern /'pætən/
  • danh từ
    • kiểu mẫu, gương mẫu
      • a pattern of virtues: một kiểu mẫu về đức hạnh
    • mẫu hàng
      • pattern card: bia dán mẫu hàng
    • mẫu, mô hình, kiểu
      • a bicycle of an old pattern: cái xe đạp kiểu cũ
    • mẫu vẽ (trên vải, hảm, rèm che cửa...)
    • (hàng không) đường hướng dẫn hạ cánh
    • (quân sự) sơ đồ ném bom, sơ đồ bắn phá
    • ngoại động từ
      • (+ after, uopn) lấy làm kiểu mẫu
      • trang trí bằng mẫu vẽ

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 the regular way in which sth happens or is done: changing patterns of behaviour / work / weather + an irregular sleeping pattern + The murders all seem to follow a (similar) pattern (= happen in the same way).
    2 [usually sing.] an excellent example to copy: This system sets the pattern for others to follow.
    3 a regular arrangement of lines, shapes, colours, etc. as a design on material, carpets, etc: a pattern of diamonds and squares + a shirt with a floral pattern
    4 a design, set of instructions or shape to cut around that you use in order to make sth: a knitting pattern + She bought a dress pattern and some material.
    5 a small piece of material, paper, etc. that helps you choose the design of sth
    Synonym: SAMPLE
    wallpaper patterns
    + verb [VN]
    1 (written) to form a regular arrangement of lines or shapes on sth: Frost patterned the window. + a landscape patterned by vineyards
    2 (technical) to cause a particular type of behaviour to develop: Adult behaviour is often patterned by childhood experiences.
    Phrasal Verbs: pattern sth on sth (BrE) (AmE pattern sth after sth) [usually passive] to use sth as a model for sth; to copy sth: a new approach patterned on Japanese ideas

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 model, original, archetype, prototype, exemplar, paragon, ideal, standard, yardstick, criterion, gauge, measure:
    Their life together could serve as a pattern for any couple.
    2 figure, motif, design, device, decoration, ornament:
    The pattern of the wallpaper clashes with that of the curtains.
    3 system, order, arrangement, plan, theme; repetition, consistency, orderliness, regularity, sequence, cycle:
    By carefully noting the movements of the heavenly bodies, ancient observers were able to detect a pattern
    4 blueprint, diagram, plan, layout, design, draft, guide, template or templet, stencil, mould, matrix:
    These new lighting fixtures are made to a 19th-century pattern.
    5 sample, example, instance, specimen, representation:
    Were you able to match up your fabric pattern with one of those in the tailor's book?
    6 layout, configuration, figure, formation, composition:
    The geese often flew in a V-shaped pattern.
    7 Often, pattern on. model on, imitate, copy, mimic, duplicate, follow, emulate, simulate:
    She tried to pattern her behaviour on that of her older sister.
    8 decorate, figure, ornament:
    Cynthia's gifts were wrapped in a beautifully patterned paper.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 arrangement of lines, shapes, etc.


    intricate | geometric | floral


    The jumper has a geometric pattern on it.
    | design, make, print, produce, weave


    in a/the ~
    He had arranged the glasses in a pattern on the table.
    | ~ on
    the pattern on the carpet

    2 usual manner


    basic, existing, familiar, normal, predictable, regular, set, traditional
    There is no set pattern for these meetings.
    | changing, ever-changing | complex | main | overall
    The overall pattern of our life changes little.
    | behaviour | employment | weather


    establish, set | follow
    Their actions follow a very predictable pattern.
    | fall into, fit into
    ideas that do not fit neatly into his patterns of thought
    | show
    67% of patients showed a similar pattern of improvement.


    develop, emerge
    Similar patterns are emerging all over Eastern Europe.
    | change


    ~ for
    the normal pattern for a boy/girl relationship
    | ~ in
    the main patterns in English spelling
    | ~ of
    patterns of behaviour

    Concise English dictionary

    +a perceptual structure
    +a customary way of operation or behavior
    +a decorative or artistic work
    +something regarded as a normative example
    +a model considered worthy of imitation
    +something intended as a guide for making something else
    +the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
    +graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
    +plan or create according to a model or models
    +form a pattern