Definitions for elaborateɪˈlæb ər ɪt; -əˌreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elaborate, luxuriant(adj)

    marked by complexity and richness of detail

    "an elaborate lace pattern"

  2. detailed, elaborate, elaborated(verb)

    developed or executed with care and in minute detail

    "a detailed plan"; "the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan; "the carefully elaborated theme"

  3. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate(verb)

    add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

    "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

  4. elaborate(verb)

    produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product

    "The bee elaborates honey"

  5. complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate(verb)

    make more complex, intricate, or richer

    "refine a design or pattern"

  6. elaborate, work out(verb)

    work out in detail

    "elaborate a plan"

Wiktionary

  1. elaborate(Verb)

    (used with on when used with an object) To give further detail or explanation (about).

  2. elaborate(Adjective)

    Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated

    After reading a long, elaborate description, I was impressed but no wiser.

  3. elaborate(Adjective)

    intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy

    I stared for hours at the elaborate pattern in the rug.

  4. Origin: 1575, from elaboratus, past participle of elaboro, from e- + labor. More at e-, labour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elaborate(adj)

    wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance; elaborate research

  2. Elaborate(verb)

    to produce with labor

  3. Elaborate(verb)

    to perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labor and study, or by successive operations; as, to elaborate a painting or a literary work

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elaborate

    e-lab′or-āt, v.t. to labour on: to produce with labour: to take pains with: to improve by successive operations.—adj. wrought with labour: done with fullness and exactness: highly finished.—adv. Elab′orately.—ns. Elab′orateness; Elaborā′tion, act of elaborating: refinement: the process by which substances are formed in the organs of animals or plants.—adj. Elab′orative.—ns. Elab′orator, one who elaborates; Elab′oratory=Laboratory. [L. elaborāre, -ātume, out, laborārelabor, labour.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elaborate' in Adjectives Frequency: #844

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elaborate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elaborate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Diane Brown:

    It's not elaborate, but it's comfortable and fully staffed.

  2. Clemens Jellema:

    Projects can get so elaborate that it’s almost like building a house.

  3. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke:

    Mohammad Zargham had a pretty elaborate idea of what Mohammad Zargham wanted to do.

  4. Ahmed Korayem:

    People aren't predestined with a purpose. Like an elaborate lie, we make it up as we go along

  5. Raymond Chandler:

    Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.

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Translations for elaborate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • доразвивам, сложен, подробен, изкусен, изпипвамBulgarian
  • rozvést, rozpracovatCzech
  • detaljeretDanish
  • ausführlich, durchdachtGerman
  • elaborarSpanish
  • detailne, rikkalik, välja töötama, viimistlema, üksikasjalikEstonian
  • kehitellä, perusteellinen, [[selittää]] [[tarkemmin]], huoliteltu, taidokas, täsmentää, yksityiskohtainen, [[käsitellä]] [[yksityiskohtaisemmin]]Finnish
  • élaborerFrench
  • yl-chastManx
  • mélyreható, alaposan kidolgozott, kifejtHungarian
  • մանրամասնելArmenian
  • ítarlegurIcelandic
  • dettagliare, dettagliato, approfondire, elaborato, intricatoItalian
  • gedetailleerd, diepgaand, intrigerendDutch
  • drobiazgowy, rozwinąćPolish
  • argumentarPortuguese
  • скрупулёзный, продуманный, замысловатый, искусный, уточнять, развивать, доскональный, [[тщательно]] [[сделанный]], подробный, разрабатывать, [[вдаваться]] [[в]] [[подробность, конкретизироватьRussian
  • elaborera, detaljeradSwedish
  • ayrıntılı, teferruatlı, mufassal, tafsilatlı, detaylıTurkish

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