Definition of Intercalate

1. Verb. Insert (days) in a calendar.

Generic synonyms: Add



Definition of Intercalate

1. v. t. To insert, as a day or other portion of time, in a calendar.

Definition of Intercalate

1. Verb. To insert an extra, leap, day into a calendar in order to maintain synchrony with natural phenomena. ¹

2. Verb. To insert an extra month into a calendar for the same purpose. The Hebrew calendar has such a month. ¹

3. Verb. (molecular biology) To insert a substance between two or more molecules, bases, cells, or tissues. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intercalate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

Medical Definition of Intercalate

1. 1. To insert, as a day or other portion of time, in a calendar. 2. To insert among others, as a verse in a stanza; specif. To introduce as a bed or stratum, between the layers of a regular series of rocks. "Beds of fresh water shells . . . Are intercalated and interstratified with the shale." (Mantell) Origin: L. Intercalatus, p. P. Of intercalare to intercalate to intercalate; inter between + calare to call, proclaim. See Calendar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Intercalate

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interbreeding
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intercalary staphyloma
intercalary year
intercalate (current term)
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Literary usage of Intercalate

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

1. New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud (1903)
"Did not Rabba bar Samuel teach: One might suppose that as we intercalate the year when necessary, so we intercalate the month when necessary ? ..."

2. Tract Rosh Hashana ("new Year") of the New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud by Michael Levi Rodkinson, Joseph Leonard Levy (1895)
"Samuel teach: One might suppose that as we intercalate the year when, necessary, so we intercalate the month when necessary? Says the Torah [Ex. xii. ..."

3. Ancient Britain and the Invasions of Julius Caesar by Thomas Rice Holmes (1907)
"Nor is the theory that Caesar intended to intercalate in 714, 718, 722, Ac., necessarily inconsistent ..."

4. Library of Useful Knowledge: Natural Philosophy (1834)
"... to render the secular year common instead of bissextile : that is to say, in this interval to intercalate only 969 instead of 970 times*. ..."

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