- Having overlapping edges, such as scales or the petals of a flower.
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Imbricate — Im bri*cate, Imbricated Im bri*ca ted, a. [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.] 1. Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Imbricate — Im bri*cate, v. t. To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
imbricate — index overlap Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
imbricate — (v.) 1704 (implied in imbricated), from L. imbricatus covered with tiles, pp. of imbricare to cover with rain tiles (see IMBRICATION (Cf. imbrication)). As an adjective from 1650s. Related: Imbricated; imbricating … Etymology dictionary
imbricate — [im′bri kit; ] also, and for v. always [, im′brikāt΄] adj. [LL imbricatus, pp. of L imbricare, to cover with gutter tiles < imbrax, gutter tile < imber, rain < IE base * ṃbh , var. of * nebh , moist, water > Gr nephos, cloud, Ger… … English World dictionary
imbricate — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin imbricatus, past participle of imbricare to cover with pantiles, from Latin imbric , imbrex pantile, from imbr , imber rain; akin to Greek ombros rain Date: circa 1610 lying lapped over each other in regular… … New Collegiate Dictionary
imbricate — a. overlapping; v.i. & t. be or make imbricate. ♦ imbrication, n. intricacy. ♦ imbricative, a … Dictionary of difficult words
imbricate — overlapping like shingles on a roof (with reference to scales). Sometimes used to indicate a complex pattern made up of small parts … Dictionary of ichthyology
imbricate — imbricately, adv. imbricative, adj. adj. /im bri kit, kayt /; v. /im bri kayt /, adj., v., imbricated, imbricating. adj. 1. overlapping in sequence, as tiles or shingles on a roof. 2. of, pertaining to, or resembling overlapping tiles, as… … Universalium
imbricate — 1. adjective having regular overlapping edges; intertwined 2. verb to overlap in a regular pattern See Also: imbrication … Wiktionary