Definition of Aureate

1. Adjective. Elaborately or excessively ornamented. "The senator's florid speech"

Exact synonyms: Flamboyant, Florid
Similar to: Fancy
Derivative terms: Flamboyance, Flamboyant, Floridness



2. Adjective. Having the deep slightly brownish color of gold. "A gold carpet"
Exact synonyms: Gilded, Gilt, Gold, Golden
Similar to: Chromatic
Derivative terms: Gilt, Gold

Definition of Aureate

1. a. Golden; gilded.

Definition of Aureate

1. Adjective. golden in color or shine ¹

2. Adjective. characterized by inflated or pompous language ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aureate

1. golden [adj] - See also: golden

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aureate

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Literary usage of Aureate

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"Oriole ; see aureate. Orison ; see Oral. Orlop ; see Leap. ... Orpiment, Orpine ; see aureate. Orrery, an apparatus for illustrating it.; motion of the ..."

2. Chapters on the Metric of the Chaucerian Tradition by Albert Harp Licklider (1910)
"Chief among these is the use of aureate diction; it offers a striking bit of evidence. This feature has often been ascribed to the effort at artificial ..."

3. Outlines of the History of the English Language for the Use of the Junior by George Lillie Craik (1872)
"These are the aureate terms, their pedantic and excessive employment of which Campbell (Essay on English Poetry, xlviii ) objects in particular against the ..."

4. Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance: A Study of Rhetorical Terms in by Donald Lemen Clark (1922)
"RHETORIC AS aureate LANGUAGE As to the late middle ages rhetoric had come to mean to I all intents nothing more than style, it is frequently per- „sonified ..."

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