cellanea, omnium-gatherum, menagerie, motley; mishmash, hodgepodge, Brit, hotchpotch, gallimaufry, farrago, jumble, scramble, tangle.
pastille, n. 1. lozenge, tablet, pill, Pharm. troche, jujube, drop, cough drop, Pharm., Vet. Med. bolus; hard candy, candy, confection, bonbon, sugarplum, sweetmeat, comfit.
2. deodorizer, room deodorizer or deodorant, air freshener, Trademark. Airwick Solid,
pastime, n. diversion, recreation, relaxation, divertissement, entertainment, distraction; amusement, fun, play, sport, game; hobby, avocation, sideline, side interest; Inf. cup of tea, SI. thing, SI. bag.
pastor, n. rector, vicar, shepherd, (in France) curd; dean, canon, prebendary, capitular; abbot, prior, abbd; chaplain; minister, priest, reverend, father, parson, divine, Dial, dominie; ecclesiastic, churchman, clergyman, cleric.
pastoral, adj. 1. bucolic, simple, idyllic, paradisiacal, Edenic; serene, tranquil, halcyon, quiet, restful, peaceful, placid, pacific, irenic; modest, uncomplicated, uncomplex, unsophisticated, innocent, untainted, unblemished; sweet, lovely, gentle, harmonious; quiet, slow, unrushed, easy, lazy, carefree; charming, gracious, happy.
2. rural, country, countrified, rustic, Arcadian; out-doorsy, back-country, provincial; common, humble, lowly; georgic, agrarian, agricultural.
3. ministerial, clerical, churchly, ecclesiastical. -n. 4. idyll, eclogue, bucolic, georgic; Music. pastorale; pastoral poem, pastoral painting.
pastorate, n. pastorship, rectorship, vicarship, can-onship, deanship, presbyterate, deaconry, chaplaincy, abbacy, prelacy; pastorage, vicarage, parish, church, flock; episcopate, bishopric, canonry, presbytery; see, diocese, chapter, province, jurisdiction, charge; benefice, living, Brit, incumbency,
pastry, n. pie, tart, Brit, tartlet, puff, cream puff, dclair, French pastry, Fr. patisserie; meat pie, Brit. pasty, vol-au-vent, patty shell; Danish pastry, Inf. Danish, coffeecake, coffeebread, doughnut, donut, cake, cupcake, petit four, ladyfinger.
pasturage, n. 1. feed, fodder, provender; forage, eatage, herbage, pasture, grass.
2. range, grazing ground. See - pasture (def. 1). pasture, n. 1. range, grazing ground, grass, grassland, pastureland, Scot. shieling; meadow, meadow-land, lea, Archaic, mead.
2. feed; pasturage. See - pasturage (def. 1).
-v. 3. fodder, grass, put or turn out to pasture.
4. (all of livestock) forage, graze, browse, crop; feed on or upon, fatten on or upon.
pasty, adj. 1. doughy; sticky, gluey, gluelike, glutinous; gummy, gumbo, mucilaginous; viscous, viscid.
2. pale, pallid, wan, sallow, tallow, waxen; anemic, sickly, pale-faced, tallow-faced, whey-faced.
pat1, v. 1. rap, tap, slap, box, cuff; dab; caress.
2. pat on the back Informal, encourage, embolden, hearten, nerve, Inf. buck up, bolster, assure, reassure; congratulate, Archaic, gratulate, praise, commend, shake [s.o.'s] hand, Inf. stroke.
-n. 3. light blow, rap, tap, slap, box, cuff; dab; endearment, caress.
4. small piece, lump, chunk, Inf. hunk.
pat2, adj. 1. apt, apposite, relevant, to the point, germane, pertinent, apropos, applicable; appropriate, fit, fitting, suitable, well-chosen; perfect, right, just right, Inf. just what the doctor ordered, Inf. on the money, Inf. on the button, Inf. on the spot, Brit. SI. spot on; opportune, seasonable, timely, well-timed, auspicious, fortunate; convenient, expedient, advantageous; felicitous, happy.