agate definition

  • noun:
    • A fine-grained, fibrous selection of chalcedony with coloured groups or irregular clouding.
    • Games A playing marble made of agate or a glass replica of it; an aggie.
    • A tool with agate components, such as a burnisher tipped with agate.
    • Printing A type size, around 5 1/2 things.
    • A semi-pellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, providing different tints in the same specimen, with colors delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
    • some sort of kind, bigger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England labeled as ruby.
    • A diminutive individual; so-called in allusion towards small figures cut-in agate for bands and seals.
    • A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.;—so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.
    • A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
    • a type of type, bigger than pearl and smaller compared to nonpareil; in The united kingdomt labeled as ruby.
    • A diminutive individual; so called in allusion to the small figures cut-in agate for bands and seals.
    • something employed by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; -- so-called from the agate fixed on it for burnishing.
    • a number of quartz that will be strange in comprising groups or layers of various colors blended together.
    • A draw-plate employed by gold-wire drawers, called through the piece of agate whereby the eye is drilled.
    • In publishing, form of a size between pearl and nonpareil, providing about 160 outlines into base. It is used mainly in periodicals. In the uk it's called ruby.
    • This range is imprinted in agate.
    • a musical instrument employed by bookbinders for polishing; a burnisher.
    • a young child's playing-marble manufactured from agate, or of cup in replica of agate.
    • Nautical, the jewel cup in the heart of the compass-card, which rests upon the upright pivot in the middle of the compass-bowl.
    • an impure as a type of quartz comprising banded chalcedony; made use of as a gemstone as well as making mortars and pestles
  • adverb:
    • on the road; agoing; because, become agate; to set the bells agate.
    • on the road; agoing
  • others:
    • along the way; going; agoing; in motion: as, “set him agate once again,” Lingua, iii. 6; “set the bells agate,” Cotgrave.

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