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Definitions of foliate:
  • verb:   grow leaves
    Example: "The tree foliated in Spring"
  • verb:   number the pages of a book or manuscript
  • verb:   coat or back with metal foil
    Example: "Foliate glass"
  • verb:   decorate with leaves
  • verb:   hammer into thin flat foils
    Example: "Foliate metal"
  • adjective:   (often used as a combining form) having or resembling a leaf or having a specified kind or number of leaves
    Example: "`foliate' is combined with the prefix `tri' to form the word `trifoliate'"
  • adjective:   ornamented with foliage or foils
    Example: "Foliate tracery"
  • adjective:   (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata

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