Imbricate : Definition


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Definitions of Imbricate

Pronunciation : Im"bri*cate, Im"bri*ca`ted
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. imbricatus, p.p. of imbricare to cover with tiles, to form like a gutter tile, fr. imbrex, -icis, a hollow tile, gutter tile, fr. imber rain.]
Definition : 1. Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile.

2. Lying over each other in regular order, so as to "break joints," like tiles or shingles on a roof, the scales on the leaf buds of plants and the cups of some acorns, or the scales of fishes; overlapping each other at the margins, as leaves in ├Žstivation.

3. In decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Im"bri*cate
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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