What does imbricate mean?

Definitions for imbricateˈɪm brɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; -ˌkeɪt

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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)


    "The roof tiles imbricate"


  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

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. 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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