[puht-nuh, pat‐, puht-nah] /ˈpʌt nə, ˈpæt‐, ˈpʌtˈnɑ/
a city in and the capital of Bihar, in NE India, on the Ganges.
a state in NE India. 67,164 sq. mi. (173,955 sq. km).
a city in the central part of this state.
a city in NE India, capital of Bihar state, on the River Ganges: founded in the 5th century bc; university (1917); centre of a rice-growing region. Pop: 1 376 950 (2001)
a state of NE India: consists of part of the Ganges plain; important for rice: lost the S to the new state of Jharkhand in 2000. Capital: Patna. Pop: 82 878 796 (2001). Area: 99 225 sq km (38 301 sq miles)
- Patna rice
noun 1. a variety of long-grain rice, used for savoury dishes
[pat] /pæt/ adjective 1. exactly to the point or purpose; apt; opportune: a pat solution to a problem. 2. excessively glib; unconvincingly facile: His answers were too pat to suit the examining board. 3. learned, known, or mastered perfectly or exactly: to have something pat. adverb 4. exactly or perfectly. 5. aptly; opportunely. Idioms 6. […]
[pah-toh; Spanish pah-taw] /ˈpɑ toʊ; Spanish ˈpɑ tɔ/ noun 1. an Argentine game played by two teams of four on horseback, resembling a cross between polo and basketball, using a ball with six large leather handles, the object of which is to place or throw the ball through the opponent’s net that hangs from a […]
[pat-wah, pah-twah; French pa-twa] /ˈpæt wɑ, ˈpɑ twɑ; French paˈtwa/ noun, plural patois [pat-wahz, pah-twahz; French pa-twa] /ˈpæt wɑz, ˈpɑ twɑz; French paˈtwa/ (Show IPA) 1. a regional form of a language, especially of French, differing from the standard, literary form of the language. 2. a rural or provincial form of speech. 3. jargon; cant; […]