Origin of temperate
Examples from the Web for temperate
Houston, where I have been working as a consultant, hardly qualifies as one of the most physically attractive or temperate cities.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay|Joel Kotkin|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many Indians regard it as a quasi-mythical place, a land of lush hills, temperate climate, martial men, and handsome women.
From a lazy young man about town, I had become active, energetic, temperate, and above all—oh, above all else—ambitious.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oregonians suffer through them in anticipation of the blissfully sunny and temperate summer.
No wonder that our top three airports are also in temperate climes.
It forms forests and woods in mountainous parts of the temperate zone from the Caspian Sea to Portugal.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
The harbor is small, but good, and the country around rich in all the productions of temperate and even tropical climates.The Lands of the Saracen|Bayard Taylor
The south temperate zone may properly be called “temperate.”
Yet these two dire diseases are rare among the temperate French.From the Oak to the Olive|Julia Ward Howe
The superlative, so distasteful in the temperate region, has vivacity in the Eastern speech.
British Dictionary definitions for temperate
Word Origin for temperate
Word Origin and History for temperate
late 14c., of persons, "modest, forbearing, self-restrained," from Latin temperatus "restrained, regulated," from past participle of temperare "to moderate, regulate" (see temper (v.)). Applied to climates mid-15c.; temperate zone is attested from 1550s. Related: Temperately; temperateness.