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Meaning of FOLIATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'fowleeit, [v]'fowlee`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
  2. [adj]  (botany; 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'"
  3. [adj]  (architecture) ornamented with foliage or foils; "foliate tracery"; "a foliated capital"
  4. [v]  grow leaves, as of plants
  5. [v]  number the pages of a book or manuscript
  6. [v]  coat or back with metal foil; of surfaces such as glass
  7. [v]  decorate with leaves
  8. [v]  hammer into thin flat foils; of metal

FOLIATE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bedded, foliated, foliated, leafy, page, paginate, stratified
 See Also: adorn, beautify, coat, decorate, develop, embellish, forge, grace, hammer, make grow, number, ornament, surface



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fo"li*ate\, a. [L. foliatus leaved, leafy, fr. folium
    leaf. See {Foliage}.] (Bot.)
    Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk.
    {Foliate curve}. (Geom.) Same as {Folium}.
  2. \Fo"li*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foliated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Foliating}.]
    1. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate. --Bacon.
    2. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver;
       as, to foliate a looking-glass.