adjective au·re·ate \ˈr-ē-ət\

Definition of AUREATE

:  of a golden color or brilliance <aureate light>
:  marked by grandiloquent and rhetorical style <aureate diction>

Examples of AUREATE

  1. <the aureate speeches that are traditionally given at graduation ceremonies>

Origin of AUREATE

Middle English aureat, from Medieval Latin aureatus decorated with gold, from Latin aureus
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

Rhymes with AUREATE


Next Word in the Dictionary: aureityPrevious Word in the Dictionary: aurateAll Words Near: aureate
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears