alate

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See also: alatê

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Latin ālātus, from āla (wing).

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Adjective[edit]

alate (comparative more alate, superlative most alate)

  1. (entomology, botany) Having winglike extensions or parts; winged.
    • 2016, Justin O. Schmidt, The Sting of the Wild, Johns Hopkins University Press, →ISBN, p. 113
      Beetles fly, many ants send forth massive swarms of reproductive alate females and males, arachnids and insect predators emerge from their hidden refugia, and termite swarm.
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Noun[edit]

alate (plural alates)

  1. A winged, reproductive form of several social insects.

Etymology 2[edit]

From a- +‎ late.

Adverb[edit]

alate (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) recently; lately; of late.
    • 1552, Hughe Latymer [i.e., Hugh Latimer]; Augustine Bernher, compiler, “[The First Sermon]”, in Certayn Godly Sermons, Made uppon the Lords Prayer, [], London: [] John Day, [], published 1562, OCLC 12219849, folio 5, recto:
      There hathe bene alate ſuche tales ſpreade abroade, and moſt vntruly, ſuch falſe taletellers ſhal haue a greuous puniſhement of the Lord whan he ſhall come to rewarde euerye one according vnto his deſertes.

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

alate

  1. inflection of alare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

alate f pl

  1. feminine plural of alato

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ālāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ālātus