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English adjective: foliate

1. foliate ornamented with foliage or foils

SamplesFoliate tracery.
A foliated capital.


Domain categoryarchitecture

2. foliate (often used as a combining form) having or resembling a leaf or having a specified kind or number of leaves

Samples`foliate' is combined with the prefix `tri' to form the word `trifoliate'.


Domain categorybotany, phytology


3. foliate (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata

Synonymsfoliaceous, foliated

Similarbedded, stratified


English verb: foliate

1. foliate (creation) hammer into thin flat foils

SamplesFoliate metal.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forge, hammer

2. foliate (creation) decorate with leaves

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

3. foliate (contact) coat or back with metal foil

SamplesFoliate glass.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)coat, surface

4. foliate (communication) number the pages of a book or manuscript

Synonymspage, paginate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)number

5. foliate (change) grow leaves

SamplesThe tree foliated in Spring.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)develop, make grow

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