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aureate

[ awr-ee-it, -eyt ]

adjective

  1. golden or gilded.
  2. brilliant; splendid.
  3. characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking.


aureate

/ -ˌeɪt; ˈɔːrɪɪt /

adjective

  1. covered with gold; gilded
  2. of a golden colour
  3. (of a style of writing or speaking) excessively elaborate or ornate; florid


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Derived Forms

  • ˈaureateness, noun
  • ˈaureately, adverb
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Other Words From

  • aure·ate·ly adverb
  • aure·ate·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of aureate1

1400–50; late Middle English aureat < Late Latin aureātus decorated with gold, equivalent to Latin aure ( us ) golden, of gold ( aur ( um ) gold + -eus adj. suffix) + -ātus -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of aureate1

C15: from Late Latin aureātus gilded, from Latin aureus golden, from aurum gold
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Example Sentences

The golden statue veered in the changing breeze, menacing many points on the horizon with its aureate arrow.

Not a single blemish was there upon her beautiful body, made aureate like a tawny, ripe fruit by the golden down of soft hair.

Caiques carrying merchants to their homes somewhere along the upper shores were burnished with the aureate hue.

The aureate light, streaming on, beat full upon the howitzer and on the living and unwounded of its men.

Here and there the falling golden leaves of a pomegranate made an aureate glow on the red-brown earth.

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