verb (used with or without object), con·fed·er·at·ed, con·fed·er·at·ing.
- confectioners' sugar,
- confederate jasmine,
- confederate memorial day,
- confederate states of america,
- confederate war,
Origin of confederate
Examples from the Web for confederate
Yet all too often the line between Southern and Confederate can get blurred.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In July, he gave $12.3 million to refurbish the Virginia home of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate General.
Gary Gallagher writes about the Union and Confederate armies.
Close to three and a half million men fought in the war, and nearly 700,000, both Union and Confederate troops, died.
Why Was Robert Webster, a Slave, Wearing What Looks Like a Confederate Uniform?
The Confederate supplies had been captured by Sheridan, and Lees army was almost at the point of starvation.The Civil War Through the Camera|Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
Again, this Confederate soldier was born and reared a gentleman, was so by instinct.The Story of a Confederate boy in the Civil War|David E. Johnston
He was a colonel in the Confederate Army, and after the war, settled in Georgia.Southern Literature From 1579-1895|Louise Manly
Finally the Confederate lines began to waver and give way, and the bugle sounded the retreat.Brother Against Brother|John Roy Musick
He resigned his commission at the outbreak of the Civil War, and entered the Confederate service.
noun (kənˈfɛdərɪt, -ˈfɛdrɪt)
adjective (kənˈfɛdərɪt, -ˈfɛdrɪt)
Word Origin for confederate
late 14c., from Late Latin confoederatus "leagued together," past participle of confoederare "to unite by a league," from com- "with, together" (see com-) + foederare, from foedus (genitive foederis) "a league" (see federal). Also used as a past participle adjective from late 14c., as a simple adjective from 1550s; meaning "of or belonging to the Confederate States of America" is from 1861. Used as a noun from late 15c. (Late Latin confoederatus also was used as a noun in its day).
A descriptive term for the institutions and people of the Confederacy.