Definitions for: Foliate

[adj] (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
[adj] (botany; 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'"
[adj] (architecture) ornamented with foliage or foils; "foliate tracery"; "a foliated capital"
[v] grow leaves, as of plants
[v] number the pages of a book or manuscript
[v] coat or back with metal foil; of surfaces such as glass
[v] decorate with leaves
[v] hammer into thin flat foils; of metal

Webster (1913) Definition: Fo"li*ate, a. [L. foliatus leaved, leafy, fr. folium
leaf. See Foliage.] (Bot.)
Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk.

Foliate curve. (Geom.) Same as Folium.

Fo"li*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foliated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Foliating.]
1. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate. --Bacon.

2. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver;
as, to foliate a looking-glass.

Synonyms: bedded, foliated, foliated, leafy, page, paginate, stratified

See Also: adorn, beautify, coat, decorate, develop, embellish, forge, grace, hammer, make grow, number, ornament, surface

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