from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Existing at birth or from the beginning; inborn or inherent.
- adj. Originating at the same time; related.
- adj. Being in close accord or sympathy; congenial: "In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets and villages” ( Ralph Waldo Emerson).
- adj. Biology Joined or united with a structure of the same kind, as sepals or petals.
- adj. Geology Trapped in sediment or rock at the time of deposition: connate water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. cognate
- adj. inborn
- adj. united with others of the same kind (especially of sepals or petals)
- adj. trapped within a rock at the time of its formation (especially of water or petroleum)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Born with another; being of the same birth.
- adj. Congenital; existing from birth.
- adj. Congenitally united; growing from one base, or united at their bases; united into one body. See Illust. of Connate-perfoliate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inborn; implanted at or existing from birth; congenital.
- Cognate; allied in origin or nature.
- In anat. and zoology, united; not separated by a, joint or suture; confluent; specifically, in entom., immovably united; soldered together. Thus, the menturn and ligula may be connate - that is, not separately movable.
- In. botany, united congenitally: a general term including both adnate and coalescent. Some times coherent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united
- adj. related in nature
When there are but two opposite leaves, and these become united by their margins, we have a state of things precisely resembling that to which the term connate is applied.
Flowers 3½ inches across, produced from the end of July to the end of September, bright golden yellow; leaves large, ovate, tapering from the middle to both ends; stalk leaves sessile and nearly connate, that is, clasping the stalk by their opposite base.
Nor is it motion that impels us toward the past in quest of the elusive origin "connate" with poetry.
The secret initiation is the gnosis of bliss and emptiness that arises from the disciple savouring the bodhichitta, the wisdom-gnosis initiation is the experience of connate joy that arises from the disciple and consort themselves engaging in union.
Shelley is enacting rather than simply representing the "origin" he will affirm later in the Defence as "connate" with poetry.
Poetry, in a general sense, may be defined to be "the expression of the Imagination": and poetry is connate with the origin of man.
Shelley affirms at the base of his practice when he avers that "poetry is connate with the origin of man."
Auschwitz was indeed inherently a tragedy and connate be seen as either a comedy or a farce.
In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages.
This is because the sense organs of the eyes are, as with the other sense organs, on channels; but while those for touch and taste are simply bodily, or some part of the body of animals, and those for smell and hearing are channels connected to the air outside and are full of connate pneuma ¦ the eyes alone have a proper sensory body.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.