Origin of intricate
Examples from the Web for intricate
It features on its front and back covers an intricate “original” design, embossed in gold.
It must be the compelling characters, the memorable lines, the intricate plots.
The Mayans are lauded for their achievements—their art & architecture, intricate calendar, and developed culture.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These tents form an intricate retail ecosystem that can be loosely divided into two parts: barracas and ambulantes.The Girl From Ipanema Is Not Alone: Rio’s Famous Beach Is A Rich, Cultural Kaleidoscope|Brandon Presser|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pac may not be as verbose as other rappers of his time, but his flow is intricate, and complicated to replicate.Broadway’s Rebel, Tellin’ You to Hear It: A Portrait of Saul Williams|Alex Suskind|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A line of railings, covered with ironwork of a florid and intricate pattern, but greatly decayed, shut it off from the roadway.The Blue Pavilions|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He discovered during the long and intricate ascent that the house, or rather tower, contained a singular variety of inmates.The King of Alsander|James Elroy Flecker
One was the Tree, or the representation of the divine emanations in their manifold and intricate complexities.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
Under the cloak of a fine tradition of good form and fair appearances you will find some intricate disbeliefs, some odd practices.Mankind in the Making|H. G. Wells
We have waded at last through the intricate forest, and halt in an open plain.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba|Walter Goodman
British Dictionary definitions for intricate
Word Origin for intricate
Word Origin and History for intricate
early 15c., from Latin intricatus "entangled," past participle of intricare "to entangle, perplex, embarrass," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + tricae (plural) "perplexities, hindrances, toys, tricks," of uncertain origin (cf. extricate). Related: Intricately.