used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles
place so as to overlap
"imbricate the roof tiles"
"The roof tiles imbricate"
to overlap in a regular pattern
having regular overlapping edges; intertwined
Origin: imbricatus, "tiled"
alt. of Imbricated
to lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, -ātum—imbrex, a gutter-tile—imber; a shower.]
The numerical value of imbricate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of imbricate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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