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Variegate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VA'RIEGATE, v.t. [L. vario, varius. See Vary.]
To diversify in external appearance; to mark with different colors; as, to variegate a floor with marble of different colors.
The shells are filled with a white spar, which variegates and adds to the beauty of the stone.
Ladies like variegated tulips show.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors
2: make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu" [syn: vary, variegate, motley]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-gated; -gating) Etymology: Latin variegatus, past participle of variegare, from varius various + -egare (akin to Latin agere to drive) more at agent Date: 1653 1. to diversify in external appearance especially with different colors ; dapple 2. to enliven or give interest to by means of variety variegator noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 mark with irregular patches of different colours. 2 diversify in appearance, esp. in colour. 3 (as variegated adj.) Bot. (of plants) having leaves containing two or more colours. Derivatives: variegation n. Etymology: L variegare variegat- f. varius various

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Variegate Va"ri*e*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Variegated; p. pr. & vb. n. Variegating.] [L. variegatus, p. p. of variegare to variegate; varius various + agere to move, make. See Various, and Agent.] To diversify in external appearance; to mark with different colors; to dapple; to streak; as, to variegate a floor with marble of different colors. The shells are filled with a white spar, which variegates and adds to the beauty of the stone. --Woodward.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Diversify, vary, streak, checker, dapple, figure, mark with different colors.

Moby Thesaurus

band, bar, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blotch, break up, check, checker, dapple, differ, differentiate, dissent, disunify, divaricate, diverge, diversify, dot, flake, fleck, freckle, harlequin, iris, maculate, marble, marbleize, motley, mottle, pepper, polychrome, polychromize, rainbow, relieve, spangle, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, sprinkle, stigmatize, stipple, streak, striate, stripe, stud, tattoo, tessellate, variate, vary, vein




 


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