Definitions for imbricateˈɪm brɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; -ˌkeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•bri•cateˈɪm brɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; -ˌkeɪt(adj.; v.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. (adj.)overlapping in sequence, as tiles on a roof.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. overlapping like tiles, as scales or leaves.

    Category: Biology

  3. (v.i.)to overlap.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of imbricate:

1650–60; < L imbricātus shaped like an imbrex (a convex roof tile), der. of imbrex

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imbricate, imbricated(verb)

    used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles

  2. imbricate(verb)

    place so as to overlap

    "imbricate the roof tiles"

  3. imbricate(verb)

    overlap

    "The roof tiles imbricate"

Wiktionary

  1. imbricate(Verb)

    to overlap in a regular pattern

  2. imbricate(Adjective)

    having regular overlapping edges; intertwined

  3. Origin: imbricatus, "tiled"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imbricate(adj)

    alt. of Imbricated

  2. Imbricate(verb)

    to lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface

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