Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to patten: pattern

patten, patand, patin

1. The base of a column or pillar.
2. A base or a groundsill which supports a column, post, or pillar.
References in periodicals archive ?
Patten has been writing for the SNL show since 2012, including Trump's 2015 episode where the president hosted the show in November that year.
Patten was named to the RfM post in 2013, not long after having retired from a 20-year stint as president and CEO of Community Foundations of Canada, a network of community funding organizations based in Ottawa.
Van Patten was a veteran of the Western Front in World War II.
Patten, of Bridle Road, Eastham, Wirral, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm, but was cleared after a trial of raping and sexually assaulting the girl, 17.
Bridesmaids/flower girls: Maid of honour Lauren Patten, 26, Demi Patten, 14, Megan Patten, 12, Emily Patten, 11, Bethany Ball, 19, and Courtney Ball, 13.
Mr Thompson alleges BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten and trustee Anthony Fry gave "specific untruths and inaccuracies" in their evidence to the public accounts committee on July 10.
It was a really challenging weekend," Van Patten noted in a conversation a few days later at the company's headquarters.
Lord Patten joined BBC bosses including director-general Tony Hall and human resources director Lucy Adams at the committee.
David Patten (author); DUMMY; Joslyn Press (Nonfiction: Autobiography & Memoir) 19.
FORMER BBC director general George Entwistle asked for even more than the controversial PS450,000 pay-off when he left the corporation, Lord Patten revealed yesterday.
Mesquite resident Darren Patten is the new man in charge at the Reid Gardner Power Station in Moapa.
9 July 2012 - US higher education specialist UniversityNow Inc said on Monday it had taken over private university Patten University for an undisclosed sum.