What does temperate mean?

Definitions for temperateˈtɛm pər ɪt, ˈtɛm prɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temperate(adj)

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

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

  2. temperate(adj)

    not extreme in behavior

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

  3. moderate, temperate(adj)

    not extreme

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


  1. temperate(Verb)

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

  2. temperate(Adjective)

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

  3. temperate(Adjective)

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

  4. temperate(Adjective)

    Proceeding from temperance.

  5. Origin: temperatus, past participle of tempero. See temper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temperate(verb)

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

  2. Temperate(verb)

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

  3. Temperate(verb)

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

  4. Temperate(verb)

    proceeding from temperance

  5. Temperate(verb)

    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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Timothy Dolan:

    I just wish we could do that in a temperate, civil way, instead of screaming at each other.

  2. 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.

  3. Aristotle:

    Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way...you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

  4. 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.

  5. Mao Zedong:

    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

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