American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To form or cause to form a group or cluster.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To join luster; shine with united radiance or one general light.
- To unite (several shining bodies) in one illumination.
- To form into or furnish with constellations or stars.
- To place in a constellation or mate with stars.
- To group in or as if in a constellation: as, the constellated graces of faith, hope, and charity.
- v. transitive To combine as a cluster
- v. transitive To fit, adorn (as if) with constellations
- v. intransitive To (form a) cluster.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To join luster; to shine with united radiance, or one general light.
- v. rare To unite in one luster or radiance, as stars.
- v. To set or adorn with stars or constellations.
- v. form a constellation or cluster
- v. scatter or intersperse like dots or studs
- v. come together as in a cluster or flock
- From (the stem of) Latin constellatus ("starred") + -ate. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from constellation. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A Jungian would say annoyingly that they "constellate" each other, that is, whenever one shows up it invokes the other.”
“We can account for optimal states for acting, interior and exterior domains of both the leaders and those we lead, lines of development and personality types that constellate our organizations, to name a few key areas.”
“Such ideas constellate the image of a mind whose cognitive power the age at once esteemed and feared, especially at a time when the increasingly rapid dissemination of thought and thoughts in the public sphere was becoming an activity of some socio-political concern.”
“Together these gestures constellate the habitus within which the various theories, doctrines, and practices of either field could materialize themselves, but against which the period writes with some resistant force.”
“Reduced to their essence, they offer mental switches, or conduits, that assist one to constellate ideas from stored experiences to fit the circumstances at hand. 95 This amplifies the value of artistic works like the studioli since, from Aristotle on, memory treatises concur that corporeal images are necessary for an idea or experience to be fixed securely in the mind and readily available for recollection.”
“That way you are poised to take advantage of the string of opportunity energies that constellate through April.”
“You constellate in motes, acidic yellowing papers, tiny script.”
“These astrological aspects will constellate the Hero's Journey I've been speaking of.”
“Each level was said to constellate a coherent span of human development, and the thirteen stages within that level could be seen as stages of evolvement somewhat similar to the stages of seasonal growth in the course of Nature's year.”
“Upon retiring from the book business in 1998 after forty-eight years, he began work on the fluent autumnal poems that would eventually constellate into Breathing Room, several of which first appeared in The Atlantic.”
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