Imbricate meaning

ĭm'brĭ-kāt'
Having regularly arranged, overlapping edges, as roof tiles or fish scales.
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To overlap in a regular pattern.
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To be arranged with regular overlapping edges.
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Overlapping evenly, as tiles or fish scales do.
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Ornamented with overlapping scales or a pattern like this.
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To place (tiles, shingles, etc.) in overlapping order.
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To overlap.
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( intransitive) To overlap in a regular pattern.
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Origin of imbricate

  • Latin imbricātus covered with roof tiles from imbrex imbric- roof tile from imber imbr- rain
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin imbricatus (“tiled”).
    From Wiktionary