• WordNet 3.6
    • adj foliate (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
    • adj foliate (often used as a combining form) having or resembling a leaf or having a specified kind or number of leaves "`foliate' is combined with the prefix `tri' to form the word `trifoliate'"
    • adj foliate ornamented with foliage or foils "foliate tracery","a foliated capital"
    • v foliate grow leaves "the tree foliated in Spring"
    • v foliate number the pages of a book or manuscript
    • v foliate coat or back with metal foil "foliate glass"
    • v foliate decorate with leaves
    • v foliate hammer into thin flat foils "foliate metal"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Foliate (Bot) Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk.
    • Foliate To beat into a leaf, or thin plate.
    • Foliate To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver; as, to foliate a looking-glass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • foliate To beat into a leaf, thin plate, or lamina; shape or dispose like a leaf; divide into foils or leaves.
    • foliate To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver, etc.: as, to foliate a looking-glass.
    • foliate Beaten into the form of a leaf or thin plate; foliated.
    • foliate In botany, leafy; furnished with leaves: as, a foliate stalk.
    • foliate In zoology, expanded in a leaf-like form; foliaceous.
    • foliate In architecture: To adorn by means of foliation. See foliation, 7.
    • foliate To divide, as an arch, into smaller arches or foils. See foil, 7.
    • foliate Arranged in foliations: said of a pattern: divided into foliations: said of a bounding line or outline.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Foliate (orig.) to beat into a leaf: to cover with leaf-metal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. foliatus, leaved, leafy, fr. folium, leaf. See Foliage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fueillage—L. folium, a leaf.


In literature:

Many of the boulders showed a foliation in their strata with a dip of 45 deg.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
On the side toward the altar it was foliated and exquisitely carved in a manner that pleased Ruskin.
"Confessions of a Book-Lover" by Maurice Francis Egan
Beneath the lunette runs a fine band of foliated ornament, including birds.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
L. No; and therefore, as I told you, it is not a characteristic specimen of a foliated crystallisation.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Some are of wood, others of stone; the former are mostly polygonal, with the panels enriched with foliation or tracery.
"Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them" by Sidney Heath
No Gothic is either good or characteristic which is not foliated either in its arches or apertures.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
The recesses on the sides of the other cusps indicate their single or double lines of foliation.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
In the Mesaba district of Minnesota the Archean consists of a complex of more or less foliated igneous rocks mostly basic in character.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Side balls below the line of the top of the letters of "Prov., R. I.," and lower point of left foliation cuts into the left ball.
"History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America" by John Kerr Tiffany
Foliated masses of this mineral occur in the river cliffs in St. Clair county, Illinois.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

In poetry:

The greens of the Ganges delta foliate.
Of heartless youth made late aware he pled:
Brownies, please come.
To Henry in his sparest times sometimes
the little people spread, & did friendly things;
then he was glad.
"Dream Song 27: "The greens of the Ganges delta foliate."" by John Berryman

In news:

The remnant of volcanic mayhem, where jagged peaks and spires plunge into densely foliated and impenetrable valleys, heart-shaped Moorea is where Polynesian dreams begin to come true.
Here's a look at smartphone applications to foliate a family tree, digitize and post old family snapshots, and probe for family connections among obituaries published around the world.

In science:

Here we consider a similar situation: If {ψt | t ∈ [0, 1]} is a Hamiltonian isotopy of M and F a foliation on M , the action of ψt produces a family Ft of foliations.
Hamiltonian symplectomorphisms and the Berry phase
Indeed, the current paper generalizes the result of to algebraic foliations of arbitrary codimension, and the case of codimension zero foliations corresponds to the problem of resolving the singularities of V . 1.
On Resolving Singularities
Note that if δ induces a nonsingular foliation on V then it also induces a nonsingular foliation on eV = V .
On Resolving Singularities
Homothetic foliations by geodesics orthogonal to an umbilical foliation by hypersuraces .
Harmonic morphisms with one-dimensional fibres on Einstein manifolds
Recall (see ) that we say that V produces harmonic morphisms if it can be locally defined by submersive harmonic morphisms. A foliation of codimension two produces harmonic morphisms if and only if it is a conformal foliation with minimal leaves .
Harmonic morphisms with one-dimensional fibres on Einstein manifolds