What does temperate mean?

Definitions for temperate
ˈtɛm pər ɪt, ˈtɛm prɪttem·per·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temperateadjective

    (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate

    "a temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate plants"

  2. temperateadjective

    not extreme in behavior

    "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"

  3. moderate, temperateadjective

    not extreme

    "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"

Wiktionary

  1. temperateverb

    To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.

    Etymology: temperatus, past participle of tempero. See temper.

  2. temperateadjective

    Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.

    Etymology: temperatus, past participle of tempero. See temper.

  3. temperateadjective

    Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.

    Etymology: temperatus, past participle of tempero. See temper.

  4. temperateadjective

    Proceeding from temperance.

    Etymology: temperatus, past participle of tempero. See temper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temperateverb

    moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate

  2. Temperateverb

    not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language

  3. Temperateverb

    moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking

  4. Temperateverb

    proceeding from temperance

  5. Temperateverb

    to render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Temperate

    tem′pėr-āt, adj. moderate in degree of any quality, esp. in the appetites and passions, self-restrained: calm: cool, mild, moderate in temperature: abstemious.—adv. Tem′perately.—n. Tem′perateness.—adj. Tem′perative.—n. Tem′perature, constitution: proportion: degree of any quality, esp. of heat or cold in weather or climate: the thermal condition of a body which determines the interchange of heat between it and other bodies: state of a living body with respect to sensible heat.—Temperate zones, the parts of the earth of more cool and equable temperature lying between the tropics and the polar circles—the North Temperate Zone being the space between the tropic of Cancer and the arctic circle; the South Temperate Zone, that between the tropic of Capricorn and the antarctic circle.

Anagrams for temperate »

  1. petameter

  2. petametre

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of temperate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of temperate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of temperate in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Frolov:

    Everything depends on the coming winter, there are forecasts that this year's winter will be temperate in the main grain-sowing regions, excluding, possibly, Siberia.

  2. Jennifer Burt:

    TOI-1231 b is one of the only other planets we know of in a similar size and temperature range, so future observations of this new planet will let us determine just how common( or rare) it is for water clouds to form around these temperate worlds.

  3. Chris Stringer:

    Many temperate areas that currently have little or no archaic fossil human record may now be able to contribute to building a population history of Neanderthals, Denisovans and - who knows ? - yet other human lineages.

  4. Alexander Hamilton:

    The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice, and on the love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education, and family. The opinion advanced in Notes on Virginia [by Thomas Jefferson] is undoubtedly correct, that foreigners will generally be apt to bring with them attachments to the persons they have left behind; to the country of their nativity, and to its particular customs and manners. They will also entertain opinions on government congenial with those under which they have lived; or, if they should be led hither from a preference to ours, how extremely unlikely is it that they will bring with them that temperate love of liberty, so essential to real republicanism?

  5. Thomas Paine:

    Those words, temperate and moderate, are words either of political cowardice, or of cunning, or seduction. A thing, moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper, is always a virtue; but moderation in principle, is a species of vice.

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