verb (used without object), fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing.
verb (used with object), fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing.
Origin of foliate
Related Words for foliategrassy, lush, raw, tender, fresh, verdant, leafy, maturing, supple, unripe, juvenile, infant, growing, budding, recent, immature, flourishing, burgeoning, developing, plate
Examples from the Web for foliate
Historical Examples of foliate
The geometric figures were largely supplanted by foliate forms.
These floral or foliate designs are one of the most constant features of this class.
It is housed in a tall case of dark-red mahogany veneered on oak, with restrained carving featuring ribands and foliate motifs.
This foliate structure is common to the coral and the plumage of birds, and to how large a part of animate and inanimate nature.Excursions and Poems
Henry David Thoreau
Foliate designs cover the grisaille lights of the triforium.How France Built Her Cathedrals
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
adjective (ˈfəʊlɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
- relating to, possessing, or resembling leaves
- in combinationtrifoliate
Word Origin for foliate
1620s, from Latin foliatus "leaved, leafy," from folium (see folio).
1660s, "to apply silver leaf," from Latin foliatus "leaved, leafy," from folium (see folio). Meaning "to put forth leaves" is from 1775. Related: Foliated; foliating.