Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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  • In petrography, a suffix added to the names of grads in the quantitative classification of igneous rocks. See rock.
  • noun A suffix of Latin origin, a common formative in verbs taken from the Latin, as in accumulate, imitate, militate, etc., or formed in English, either on Latin stems, as in felicitate, capacitate, etc., or on stems of other origin. See etymology.
  • noun Preterit of eat.
  • noun In Greek myth, an ever-present evil genius leading men on to crime; the goddess of blundering mischief: a personification of the reckless blindness and moral distortion inflicted by the gods in retribution for presumption and wickedness, typifying the self-perpetuating nature of evil.
  • noun A suffix of Latin origin: In adjectives, where -ate is equivalent to and cognate with English -ed, -d, -t, in perfect participles and participial adjectives, the native English suffix being often added to -ate when a verb in -ate exists, as in desolate or desolat-ed, accumulate or accumulat-ed, situate or situat-ed, etc.
  • noun In nouns, of persons, as legate, delegate, reprobate, etc., or of things, as mandate, precipitate, etc.; especially, in chem., in nouns denoting a salt formed by the action of an acid on a base, as in acetate, nitrate, sulphate, etc., the suffix being added to the stem (often shortened) of the name of the acid.
  • noun A suffix of Greek origin, occurring unfelt in pirate (which see).
  • noun A suffix of Latin origin, denoting office, an office, a body of officers, as in consulate, pontificate, decemvirate, senate (Latin senātus, from senex, an old man), episcopate, etc., and sometimes a single officer, as magistrate (Latin magistrātus, properly magistracy, also a magistrate), the suffix in the last use being equivalent to -ate in legate, etc., and to -ate in primate, etc.
  • noun A suffix of Latin origin, practically equivalent to -ate in nouns, and -ate (in magistrate), as in magnate, primate, and (in Latin plural) penates, optimates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Greek. Myth.) The goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the goddess of vengeance.
  • the preterit of eat.

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  • verb Simple past of eat.

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  • noun goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment

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Examples

  • They ate hurriedly and gloomily, with but little conversation, and as Martin ate and listened he realized how far he had travelled from their status.

    Chapter 16

  • A whiter man than Jack Westondale never ate from the same pot nor stretched blanket with you or me.

    TO THE MAN ON THE TRAIL

  • I know this because we slept in the one bed and ate from the one pot, and became blood brothers where men lost their grip of things and died blaspheming God.

    WHICH MAKE MEN REMEMBER

  • The acid bite of belly desire had long since deserted him, and he, too, ate from a sense of duty, all meat tasting alike to him.

    CHAPTER XVI

  • A whiter man than Jack Westondale never ate from the same pot nor stretched blanket with you or me.

    To The Man on the Trail

  • During that supper, Gauvain ate and Cimourdain drank, a sign of calm in the former and of agitation in the latter.

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  • In its original form, the two-story, four-bedroom cottage represented the best in Italianate-style architecture.

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  • Memories of a childhood spent in mango orchards, the first dessert that you and your sweetheart ate from the same dish, the festive lunch made by a favorite aunt five years ago that you can still taste in your mind, the first time you encountered some exotic cuisine … all these are human interest stories that make a recipe very special.

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  • In the end it looked like someone had pulled it all apart and stirred it together and mounded it back on the plate. (whenever someone wanted some, they just grabbed a spoon and ate from the plate-tres communal) It still tasted amazing as always, but the whole time I was sitting on a stool watching her and I wasn't allowed to say anything to help as she wanted to do herself.

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  • In its original form, the two-story, four-bedroom cottage represented the best in Italianate-style architecture.

    Jesup Blair Mansion to be renovated

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  • daimona of delusion.

    April 7, 2008