foliate

Primary Meanings of foliate

1.
vadj
grow leaves
ornamented with foliage or foils
2.
v
hammer into thin flat foils
3.
v
number the pages of a book or manuscript
4.
adj
(especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
Full Definitions of foliate
1

v grow leaves

“the tree foliated in Spring”
Type of:
develop, make grow
cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

v decorate with leaves

Type of:
adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

adj ornamented with foliage or foils

foliate tracery”
“a foliated capital”
Synonyms:
foliated

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

“` foliate' is combined with the prefix `tri' to form the word `trifoliate'”
Synonyms:
leafy
having or covered with leaves
2

v hammer into thin flat foils

foliate metal”
Type of:
forge, hammer
create by hammering

v coat or back with metal foil

foliate glass”
Type of:
coat, surface
put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
3

v number the pages of a book or manuscript

Synonyms:
page, paginate
Type of:
number
give numbers to
4

adj (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata

Synonyms:
foliaceous, foliated
bedded, stratified
deposited or arranged in horizontal layers

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