verb (used without object), fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing.
verb (used with object), fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing.
Words nearby foliate
Origin of foliate
OTHER WORDS FROM foliatesub·fo·li·ate, adjective
Examples from the Web for foliate
The general effect of the design remained the same, but the foliate ornamentation gave place to angular outlines.Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery|Clifton Armstrong Howes
The front door was massive, and sheeted over with lead embossed in foliate and heraldic patterns.News from the Duchy|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Thus the foliate and florate designs are better carved than the animal forms, and both better than the human.The Grotesque in Church Art|T. Tindall Wildridge
These floral or foliate designs are one of the most constant features of this class.Oriental Rugs|Walter A. Hawley
High pillars with crocketed and foliate capitals supported the springing of the large irregular arches.Ypres and the Battles of Ypres|Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for foliate
adjective (ˈfəʊlɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
- relating to, possessing, or resembling leaves
- in combinationtrifoliate