Foliate meaning

fō'lē-ĭt, -āt'
Of or relating to leaves.
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Shaped like a leaf.
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Exhibiting foliation.
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To hammer or cut (metal) into thin leaf or foil.
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To separate into thin layers or laminae.
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To decorate with foliage or foils.

An arch that is foliated in the Gothic style.

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To number the leaves of (a manuscript, for example).
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To produce foliage.
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To split into thin leaflike layers or folia.
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Having a specified kind or number of leaves.

Trifoliate.

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To decorate with leaflike layers or ornamentation.
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To number the leaves of (a book or manuscript)
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To separate into layers.
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To send out leaves.
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Having or covered with leaves.
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Like a leaf or leaves.
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Of or relating to leaves.
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Shaped like a leaf.
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(geology) Foliated.
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To form into leaves.
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To beat into a leaf, or thin plate.

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

To foliate a looking-glass.

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Origin of foliate

  • Latin foliātus bearing foliage from folium leaf folium
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From foliate
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition