from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to leaves.
- adj. Shaped like a leaf.
- adj. Geology Foliated.
- transitive v. To hammer or cut (metal) into thin leaf or foil.
- transitive v. To coat (glass, for example) with metal foil.
- transitive v. To furnish or adorn with metal foil.
- transitive v. To separate into thin layers or laminae.
- transitive v. To decorate with foliage or foils: an arch that is foliated in the Gothic style.
- transitive v. To number the leaves of (a manuscript, for example).
- intransitive v. To produce foliage.
- intransitive v. To split into thin leaflike layers or folia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or relating to leaves
- adj. shaped like a leaf
- adj. foliated
- v. To form into leaves.
- v. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate.
- v. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk.
- transitive v. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate.
- transitive v. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beat into a leaf, thin plate, or lamina; shape or dispose like a leaf; divide into foils or leaves.
- To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver, etc.: as, to foliate a looking-glass.
- Beaten into the form of a leaf or thin plate; foliated.
- In botany, leafy; furnished with leaves: as, a foliate stalk.
- In zoology, expanded in a leaf-like form; foliaceous.
- In architecture: To adorn by means of foliation. See foliation, 7.
- To divide, as an arch, into smaller arches or foils. See foil, 7.
- Arranged in foliations: said of a pattern: divided into foliations: said of a bounding line or outline.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hammer into thin flat foils
- adj. (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
- v. decorate with leaves
- v. number the pages of a book or manuscript
- adj. ornamented with foliage or foils
- v. grow leaves
- adj. (often used as a combining form) having or resembling a leaf or having a specified kind or number of leaves
- v. coat or back with metal foil
The action plates, which are engraved in foliate scroll, can have either a multicolored case-hardened finish or a flat-silver coin finish.
The capitals topping the pillars are of a simple foliate style.
Until the original Doric column was conceived and built, all temple pillars had been trees, and the fluted stone, with its foliate embellishment below the roof, audaciously mimicked them.
Somehow the names added to the beauty of the plants like the foliate illuminations on the initial letters of medieval manuscripts, or honeysuckle spiralling up a living tree.
Pigeons glide through foliate passageways, search for scraps at the feet of three old women on a bench, two in black, one in flowers and dots.
One is from there free to hang the spatial surfaces on this framework as one want (shift functions) and how they foliate together (lapse functions).
The dusty pink dress, featuring layered tulle with sequins and metallic pink and silver foliate embroidery, was originally made for Suzanne Godart Cella, a couture collector and children's clothing designer.
He designed scores of foliate motifs in cast plaster relief as settings for the projecting lightbulbs.
I apparently have a long-running love and/or obsession with foliage and foliate designs.
Yes, yes, Rep. Foley's resignation from Congress is more than appropriate, and his resignation from the Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus must follow, but if the radical right-wing thinks that by eliminating one chickenhawk they will "ex-foliate," and rid their party of the moral hypocrisy, and duplicity that came with Dan Quayle, Newt Gingrich, and the November revolution of 1994, they'd better think again.