Dictionary.com

marginate

[ mahr-juh-neyt ]
/ ˈmɑr dʒəˌneɪt /
Save This Word!

adjective Also mar·gin·at·ed.

having a margin.
Entomology. having the margin of a distinct color: marginate with purple.

verb (used with object), mar·gin·at·ed, mar·gin·at·ing.

to furnish with a margin; border.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of marginate

1600–10; <Latin marginātus, past participle of margināre to provide with borders or edges. See margin, -ate1
mar·gin·a·tion, nounun·mar·gin·at·ed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for marginate

marginate
/ (ˈmɑːdʒɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(tr) to provide with a margin or margins

adjective

biology having a margin of a distinct colour or formmarginate leaves
margination, noun
C18: from Latin margināre
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learn A New Word Right Now!