verb (used with object), e·lab·o·rat·ed, e·lab·o·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), e·lab·o·rat·ed, e·lab·o·rat·ing.
- el reno,
- el salvador,
- el segundo,
- el toro,
- elaborated code,
Origin of elaborate
Examples from the Web for elaborate
A senior Iranian official in Pakistan later confirmed the strike took place, declining to elaborate.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hitchcock loved to tell stories, elaborate, complicated rough drafts for movies he would never make.
His most elaborate camera maneuvers seemed almost diabolical in their complexity.
The shirts are comfortable and elaborate and the suits feel relaxed yet durable.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Language was no barrier; just about every tongue on the planet was babbling away, caught up in the elaborate mystique of a cult.
The elaborate waterworks and strange devices could not be quite unhinged, Wilhelmine reflected idly.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
The elaborate system of individualization in criminal procedure has to do wholly with individual human conduct.An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law|Roscoe Pound
Even in the case of the death of the most humble member of the community the rites are elaborate and prolonged.The Mystic Mid-Region|Arthur J. Burdick
He gave me elaborate directions as to how best to approach the subject when in the presence.Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918|Sir Stanley Maude
Why, the firework-men have applied a more effective device to the back of the house than the elaborate illumination of the front!Wenderholme|Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Word Origin for elaborate
1590s, "produced by labor," from Latin elaboratus, past participle of elaborare "to exert oneself" (see elaboration). Meaning "very detailed" is from 1620s.
c.1600, "to build up from simple elements," from Latin elaboratus, past participle of elaborare (see elaboration). Meaning "to work out in detail" is attested from 1610s. Related: Elaborated; elaborating.