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Meaning of GEMINATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'jemunit, [v]'jemu`neyt, 'jemu`neyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a doubled or long consonant; "the `n' in `thinness' is a geminate"
  2. [v]  arrange or combine in pairs; "The consonants are geminated in these words"
  3. [v]  arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers"
  4. [v]  occur in pairs
  5. [v]  form by reduplication, as of sounds or morphemes of a word

GEMINATE is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: pair, reduplicate
 See Also: arrange, consonant, double, double, duplicate, duplicate, occur, repeat, replicate, set up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gem"i*nate\, a. [L. geminatus, p. p. of genimare to
    double. See {Gemini}.] (Bot.)
    In pairs or twains; two together; binate; twin; as, geminate
    flowers. --Gray.
  2. \Gem"i*nate\, v. t.
    To double. [R.] --B. Jonson.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambidextrous, bifacial, bifold, biform, bilateral, binary, binate, biparous, bivalent, conduplicate, copy, disomatous, ditto, double, double-faced, dual, dupe, duple, duplex, duplicate, geminated, ingeminate, Janus-like, multiply by two, redouble, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, reproduce, second, secondary, twin, twinned, two-faced, twofold, two-level, two-ply, two-sided, two-story