alate, alated

(adjective) (of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions; “alate leaves”; “alate seeds of a maple tree”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


alate (comparative more alate, superlative most alate)

(entomology, botany) Having winglike extensions or parts; winged.


• alated


alate (plural alates)

A winged, reproductive form of several social insects.

Etymology 2


alate (not comparable)

(archaic) recently; lately; of late.

Source: Wiktionary

A*late", adv. Etym: [Pref. a- + late.]

Definition: Lately; of late. [Archaic] There hath been alate such tales spread abroad. Latimer.

A"late, A"la*ted, a. Etym: [L. alatus, from ala wing.]

Definition: Winged; having wings, or side appendages like wings.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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