imbricate definition

  • adjective:
    • Having frequently organized, overlapping edges, as roofing tiles or seafood scales.
    • Having regular overlapping sides; intertwined.
    • Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile.
    • Lying over one another in regular purchase, in order to “break bones,” like tiles or shingles on a roof, the machines in the leaf buds of flowers and cups of some acorns, and/or machines of fishes; overlapping each other at the margins, as leaves in æstivation.
    • In decorative art: Having scales lapping one across various other, or a representation of such scales
    • used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as machines or shingles
  • verb-transitive:
    • To overlap in a consistent design.
    • To set in an effort, one lapping over another, in order to develop an imbricated surface.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • become arranged with regular overlapping edges.
  • verb:
    • To overlap in a typical design.
    • destination to be able to overlap
    • overlap
  • others:
    • To set or lap one over another, in order to break combined, as or like tiles or shingles, either with components all in one horizontal row or group (such as the estivation of a calyx or corolla, when one or more piece should be completely exterior and another internal), or using ideas of reduced parts covering the bases of greater ones in a succession of rows or spiral ranks.
    • To overlap serially.
    • Bent and hollowed like a gutter-tile or pantile.
    • Lying one over another or lapping, like tiles on a roof; parallel, with a straight area, and lying or lapping one over another, while the machines on leaf-buds of flowers, the scales of fishes and of reptiles, or the feathers of birds.
    • Decorated with a pattern resembling a surface of lapping tiles.
    • comprising lines or curves offering a resemblance to a surface of overlapping tiles: as, an imbricate pattern.

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