alate definition

  • adjective:
    • Having winglike extensions or components; winged: alate leaves.
    • Having winglike extensions or components; winged.
    • Winged; having wings, or side appendages like wings.
    • (of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions
    • Having winglike extensions or components; winged: alate leaves.
    • Having winglike extensions or components; winged.
    • Winged; having wings, or side appendages like wings.
    • (of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions
  • noun:
    • A winged, reproductive kind of a number of social insects
    • A winged, reproductive kind of a few personal bugs
  • adverb:
    • recently; lately; recently
    • Recently; of late.
    • recently; lately; of late
    • Recently; lately.
  • others:
    • recently; recently.
    • Winged; having membranous expansions like wings.
    • Specifically— In botany, put on stems and leaf-stalks utilizing the edges or sides longitudinally expanded into leaf-like borders, or even to other body organs having membranous expansions: against apterous.
    • In conchology, having an expanded lip: placed on shells. See cut under A porrhaidæ.
    • In structure, having wings, as a building: as, “an alate temple,”
    • lately; recently.
    • Winged; having membranous expansions like wings.
    • Specifically— In botany, applied to stems and leaf-stalks with the edges or angles longitudinally expanded into leaf-like borders, or to other organs having membranous expansions: opposed to apterous.
    • In conchology, having an expanded lip: placed on shells. See cut under A porrhaidæ.
    • In design, having wings, as a building: as, “an alate temple,”

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