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English adjective: foliate

1. foliate ornamented with foliage or foils


SamplesFoliate tracery.
A foliated capital.


Synonymsfoliated


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'.


Similarleafy


Domain categorybotany, phytology


Antonymsleafless

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


Synonymsfoliaceous, foliated


Similarbedded, stratified


Antonymsunstratified


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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