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 elaborately
Over many pages, Proust vividly mimics the elaborately circumlocutious mode of speech of the elderly diplomat.
Like the elaborately choreographed escape from default, it was a signal moment of Washington unreality, more farce than tragedy.
The chair legs were straight, and often elaborately turned, and usually had strainers or under framing.Furnishing the Home of Good Taste|Lucy Abbot Throop
Dark oaken balconies, elaborately carved, run in three tiers along the upper part of the nave.A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees|Edwin Asa Dix
The matador still goes round bowing to the applause, elaborately unmindful of the angry beast.The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia|William Somerset Maugham
Over ruined shrines of red brick, elaborately carved, clambered and twined the sacred peepul tree.Appearances|Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
They are of Gothic architecture, and two of them elaborately finished.The Cathedral Towns and Intervening Places of England, Ireland and Scotland:|Thomas W. Silloway
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.