Origin of foliated
- to put forth leaves.
- to split into thin leaflike layers or laminae.
- to shape like a leaf or leaves.
- to decorate with foils or foliage.
- to form into thin sheets.
- to spread over with a thin metallic backing.
- Printing. to number the folios or leaves, as distinguished from pages, of (a manuscript or book).
Origin of foliate
Related Words for foliatedplate, layer, separate, coat, flake, face, foil, split, exfoliate, stratify, veneer, foliate, count, check, number, paginate
Examples from the Web for foliated
Historical Examples of foliated
The designs are frequently conventionalized, foliated patterns.Convenient Houses
Louis Henry Gibson
The latter have foliated capitals, and are in the Perpendicular style.
The windows have three lights, with three foliated circles in their heads.
The two foliated railings (Figs. 166, 167) are also very meritorious.Principles of Decorative Design
Most of the windows of the nave and chancel are Dec., with foliated rear arches.Somerset
G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
- architect ornamented with or made up of foliage or foils
- (of rocks and minerals, esp schists) composed of thin easily separable layers
- (esp of parts of animals or plants) resembling a leaf
- relating to, possessing, or resembling leaves
- in combinationtrifoliate
- (of certain metamorphic rocks, esp schists) having the constituent minerals arranged in thin leaflike layers
- (tr) to ornament with foliage or with leaf forms such as foils
- to hammer or cut (metal) into thin plates or foil
- (tr) to coat or back (glass, etc) with metal foil
- (tr) to number the leaves of (a book, manuscript, etc)Compare paginate
- (intr) (of plants) to grow leaves
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.
- The set of layers visible in many metamorphic rocks as a result of the flattening and stretching of mineral grains during metamorphism.