Definition of Foliate

1. Verb. Hammer into thin flat foils. "Foliate metal"

Generic synonyms: Forge, Hammer
Derivative terms: Foil, Foliation

2. Adjective. Ornamented with foliage or foils. "A foliated capital"
Exact synonyms: Foliated
Category relationships: Architecture
Partainyms: Foliage, Foliage

3. Verb. Decorate with leaves.
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Foliage, Foliation

4. Adjective. (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'"
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Leafy

5. Verb. Coat or back with metal foil. "Foliate glass"
Generic synonyms: Coat, Surface
Derivative terms: Foil, Foliation

6. Adjective. (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata.
Exact synonyms: Foliaceous, Foliated
Similar to: Bedded, Stratified
Derivative terms: Folium

7. Verb. Number the pages of a book or manuscript.
Exact synonyms: Page, Paginate
Generic synonyms: Number
Derivative terms: Page, Paging, Page, Pagination

8. Verb. Grow leaves. "The tree foliated in Spring"
Generic synonyms: Develop, Make Grow
Derivative terms: Foliage, Foliation

Definition of Foliate

1. a. Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk.

2. v. t. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate.

Definition of Foliate

1. Adjective. of or relating to leaves ¹

2. Adjective. shaped like a leaf ¹

3. Adjective. (geology) foliated ¹

4. Verb. To form into leaves. ¹

5. Verb. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate. ¹

6. Verb. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver. ¹

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Definition of Foliate

1. to hammer into thin plates [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Foliate

1. 1. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate. 2. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver; as, to foliate a looking-glass. Origin: Foliated; Foliating. Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk. Foliate curve. Same as Folium. Origin: L. Foliatus leaved, leafy, fr. Folium leaf. See Foliage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foliate

foley session
foley sessions
folia cerebelli
folia linguae
foliage leaf
foliage volume
foliate (current term)
foliate papillae
folic acid
folic acid antagonist
folic acid antagonists
folic acid conjugate
folic acid deaminase
folic acid deficiency

Literary usage of Foliate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"Joseph Gross, illuminated letters, foliated capitals ; date, April 20, 1830 ; double tulips in foliate on yellow ground. D, Title page to manuscript hymn ..."

2. The American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure, Life by Alphonso Wood (1875)
".CORONILLA. 23 —t гас. pedunculate HEDYSARUM. 24 —и Lvs. pin. 3-foliate. ... 30 / Leaves palmately 3-foliate.— w Small tree with yellow hanging racemes ..."

3. The Universal Magazine (1795)
"REMARKS on the State в/the AIR, VEGETATION, &c. May 1795. i. /~*\ AK and elm, in general, begin to foliate; and vines the fame. lefs ; but the ..."

4. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"When a foil is adorned with subordinate foils the tracery is said to be double foliate ; if these foliateD CAPITAL, CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL, c. ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1889)
"Su» scrofa, like the domesticated pigs, possesses two circumvallate papillae and foliate structures. In the former region the bulbs are long and narrow, ..."

6. A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1856)
"Si-foliate (folium, a leaf). When two leaflets grow from the same point at the end of the petiole, as in zygophyllum ..."

7. A LM Ia Ceramic Kiln in South-Central Crete: Function and Pottery Production by Joseph W. Shaw (2001)
"The foliate band of bowl 62 might be indicative of a date late in advanced LM ... However, this foliate band, consisting of paired, stubby leaves without ..."

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