Definition of Temperate

1. Adjective. (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate. "Temperate plants"

Also: Clement
Similar to: Cold-temperate, Equable
Antonyms: Intemperate
Derivative terms: Temperateness



2. Adjective. Not extreme in behavior. "Temperate in his eating and drinking"
Also: Mild, Moderate
Similar to: Abstemious, Light, Moderate, Restrained
Antonyms: Intemperate
Derivative terms: Temperateness

3. Adjective. Not extreme. "Temperate in his response to criticism"
Exact synonyms: Moderate
Similar to: Mild
Derivative terms: Moderateness

Definition of Temperate

1. a. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.

2. v. t. To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.

Definition of Temperate

1. Adjective. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate. ¹

2. Adjective. Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, '''temperate''' in eating and drinking. ¹

3. Adjective. Proceeding from temperance. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Temperate

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Temperate

1. 1. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate. 2. Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language. "She is not hot, but temperate as the morn." (Shak) "That sober freedom out of which there springs Our loyal passion for our temperate kings." (Tennyson) 3. Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking. "Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy." (Franklin) 4. Proceeding from temperance. "The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air. " (Pope) Temperate zone, that part of the earth which lies between either tropic and the corresponding polar circle; so called because the heat is less than in the torrid zone, and the cold less than in the frigid zones. Synonym: Abstemious, sober, calm, cool, sedate. Origin: L. Temperatus, p.p. Of temperare. See Temper. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Temperate

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temper tantrum
temper tantrums
tempera
temperable
temperament
temperamental
temperamentalities
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temperaments
temperance
temperances
temperancy
temperas
temperate (current term)
temperate bacteriophage
temperate phage
temperate rain forest
temperate rainforest
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temperature
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Literary usage of Temperate

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

1. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1906)
"The so-called "temperate" zones occupy about one-half of the earth's surface. As a whole, they are temperate only in that their mean temperatures and their ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1881)
"Strictly speaking, of course, the term " temperate South Africa " would be taken ... Thence the boundary of the temperate region trends in a south-easterly ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"(2) The Cold temperate, limited on the north by the Arctic, ... (3) The Warm temperate, extending from the southern border of the Cold temperate to about ..."

4. Commercial Geography by Edward Van Dyke Robinson (1910)
"XX—temperate SOUTH AMERICA 289. Physical Features of temperate South America. temperate South America embraces most of the four southern countries. ..."

5. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the by Richard Hakluyt (1904)
"The 6 of June we found it as temperate as if we had beene in England, ... The 8 faire and temperate as in England, here we met with a counter sea, ..."

6. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"Women in like manner must be grave, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all these also first be proved ; then lot them serve as deacons, ..."

7. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"... just, holy, temperate; 10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 9 Holding fast the faithful word ..."

8. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1906)
"The so-called "temperate" zones occupy about one-half of the earth's surface. As a whole, they are temperate only in that their mean temperatures and their ..."

9. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1881)
"Strictly speaking, of course, the term " temperate South Africa " would be taken ... Thence the boundary of the temperate region trends in a south-easterly ..."

10. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"(2) The Cold temperate, limited on the north by the Arctic, ... (3) The Warm temperate, extending from the southern border of the Cold temperate to about ..."

11. Commercial Geography by Edward Van Dyke Robinson (1910)
"XX—temperate SOUTH AMERICA 289. Physical Features of temperate South America. temperate South America embraces most of the four southern countries. ..."

12. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the by Richard Hakluyt (1904)
"The 6 of June we found it as temperate as if we had beene in England, ... The 8 faire and temperate as in England, here we met with a counter sea, ..."

13. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"Women in like manner must be grave, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all these also first be proved ; then lot them serve as deacons, ..."

14. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"... just, holy, temperate; 10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 9 Holding fast the faithful word ..."

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