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Foliate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FO'LIATE, v.t. [L. foliatus, from folium, a leaf. Gr.]
1. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate or lamin.
2. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver, etc.; as, to foliate a looking-glass.
FO'LIATE, a. In botany, leafy; furnished with leaves; as a foliate stalk.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: ornamented with foliage or foils; "foliate tracery"; "a foliated capital" [syn: foliate, foliated]
2: (often used as a combining form) having or resembling a leaf or having a specified kind or number of leaves; "`foliate' is combined with the prefix `tri' to form the word `trifoliate'"
3: (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata [syn: foliate, foliated, foliaceous] v
1: hammer into thin flat foils; "foliate metal"
2: decorate with leaves
3: coat or back with metal foil; "foliate glass"
4: number the pages of a book or manuscript [syn: foliate, paginate, page]
5: grow leaves; "the tree foliated in Spring"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin foliatus leafy, from folium leaf more at blade Date: circa 1658 1. shaped like a leaf <a foliate sponge> 2. foliated

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & v. --adj. 1 leaflike. 2 having leaves. 3 (in comb.) having a specified number of leaflets (trifoliate). --v. 1 intr. split into laminae. 2 tr. decorate (an arch or door-head) with foils. 3 tr. number leaves (not pages) of (a volume) consecutively. Derivatives: foliation n. Etymology: L foliatus leaved f. folium leaf

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Foliate Fo"li*ate, a. [L. foliatus leaved, leafy, fr. folium leaf. See Foliage.] (Bot.) Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk. Foliate curve. (Geom.) Same as Folium.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Foliate Fo"li*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foliated; p. pr. & vb. n. Foliating.] 1. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate. --Bacon. 2. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver; as, to foliate a looking-glass.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. (Bot.) Leafy, foliaceous.


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