What does imbricate mean?

Definitions for imbricate
ˈɪm brɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; -ˌkeɪtim·bri·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imbricate, imbricatedverb

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

  2. imbricateverb

    place so as to overlap

    "imbricate the roof tiles"

  3. imbricateverb


    "The roof tiles imbricate"


  1. imbricateverb

    to overlap in a regular pattern

    Etymology: imbricatus, "tiled"

  2. imbricateadjective

    having regular overlapping edges; intertwined

    Etymology: imbricatus, "tiled"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imbricateadjective

    alt. of Imbricated

  2. Imbricateverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imbricate

    im′bri-kāt, v.t. to lay one over another, as tiles on a roof.—adj. bent like a gutter-tile: (bot.) overlapping each other.—n. Imbricā′tion, a concave indenture, as of a tile: an overlapping of the edges: ornamental masonry. [L. imbricāre, -ātumimbrex, a gutter-tile—imber; a shower.]


  1. Imbricate

    arranged or appearing like the scales on a fish or the shingles on a roof.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imbricate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imbricate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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