Synonyms for pattern

Synonyms for (noun) pattern

Synonyms: practice, pattern

Definition: a customary way of operation or behavior

Usage: it is their practice to give annual raises; they changed their dietary pattern

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: design, figure, pattern

Definition: a decorative or artistic work

Usage: the coach had a design on the doors

Similar words: decoration, ornament, ornamentation

Definition: something used to beautify


Synonyms: convention, formula, pattern, normal, rule

Definition: something regarded as a normative example

Usage: the convention of not naming the main character; violence is the rule not the exception; his formula for impressing visitors

Similar words: practice

Definition: knowledge of how something is usually done

Usage: it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner


Synonyms: design, blueprint, pattern

Definition: something intended as a guide for making something else

Usage: a blueprint for a house; a pattern for a skirt

Similar words: program, programme, plan

Definition: a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

Usage: they drew up a six-step plan; they discussed plans for a new bond issue


Synonyms: form, pattern, shape

Definition: a perceptual structure

Usage: the composition presents problems for students of musical form; a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them

Similar words: structure

Definition: the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations

Usage: his lectures have no structure


Synonyms: pattern

Definition: a model considered worthy of imitation

Usage: the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics

Similar words: model, example, exemplar, good example

Definition: something to be imitated

Usage: an exemplar of success; a model of clarity; he is the very model of a modern major general


Synonyms: pattern, radiation diagram, radiation pattern

Definition: graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle

Similar words: graph, graphical record

Definition: a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes


Synonyms: approach pattern, traffic pattern, pattern

Definition: the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport

Usage: the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded; they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted

Similar words: itinerary, path, route

Definition: an established line of travel or access

Synonyms for (verb) pattern

Synonyms: model, pattern

Definition: plan or create according to a model or models

Similar words: copy, simulate, imitate

Definition: reproduce someone's behavior or looks

Usage: The mime imitated the passers-by; Children often copy their parents or older siblings


Synonyms: pattern

Definition: form a pattern

Usage: These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before

Similar words: correspond, tally, jibe, match, fit, gibe, agree, check

Definition: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

Usage: The two stories don't agree in many details; The handwriting checks with the signature on the check; The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun