- golden or gilded.
- brilliant; splendid.
- characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking.
Origin of aureate
Examples from the Web for aureate
It was after the Restoration that the aureate earth at Kinneff was dug up.The Spell of Scotland
As though spellbound, Chichikov sat in an aureate world of ever-growing dreams and fantasies.Dead Souls
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
And just across the area the sun was already beginning to wash all the roofs with its aureate light.The Rich Little Poor Boy
The golden statue veered in the changing breeze, menacing many points on the horizon with its aureate arrow.Sixes and Sevens
Caiques carrying merchants to their homes somewhere along the upper shores were burnished with the aureate hue.The Ship Dwellers
Albert Bigelow Paine
- covered with gold; gilded
- of a golden colour
- (of a style of writing or speaking) excessively elaborate or ornate; florid
Word Origin and History for aureate
early 15c., "gold, gold-colored," also figuratively, "splendid, brilliant," from Latin aureatus "decorated with gold," from aureus "golden," from aurum "gold," from PIE *aus- (cf. Sanskrit ayah "metal," Avestan ayo, Latin aes "brass," Old English ar "brass, copper, bronze," Gothic aiz "bronze," Old Lithuanian ausas "gold"), probably related to root *aus- "to shine" (see aurora).