Definitions for elaborateɪˈlæb ər ɪt; -əˌreɪt

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  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


Translations for elaborate

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  • 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
  • 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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