- Moderate; not excessive
- temperate heat
- a temperate climate.
- 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
- Hepaticology, outside the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, still lies deep in the shadow cast by that ultimate "closet taxonomist," Franz Stephani—a ghost whose shadow falls over us all.
- (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare (c.1564–1616)
- She is not hot, but temperate as the morn.
- (Can we date this quote?) Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
- That sober freedom out of which there springs Our loyal passion for our temperate kings.
- Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions
- temperate in eating and drinking.
- (Can we date this quote?) Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
- Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.
1915, George A. Birmingham, “chapter I”, in Gossamer (Project Gutenberg; EBook #24394), London: Methuen & Co., published 8 January 2013 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 558189256:
- I am a temperate man and have made it a rule not to drink before luncheon. But I was so much ashamed of my first feeling about Gorman that I thought it well to break my rule. […] I gave my vote for whisky and soda as the more thorough-going drink of the two. A cocktail is seldom more than a mouthful.
- Proceeding from temperance.
- Living in an environment that is temperate, not extreme.
- See also Thesaurus:temperate
- (geology) temperate zone, that part of the earth which lies between either tropic and the corresponding polar circle; -- so called because the heat is less than in the torrid zone, and the cold less than in the frigid zones.
moderate; not excessive heat, climate
not marked with passion
moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions
proceeding from temperance
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- (obsolete) To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
- It inflames temperance, and temperates wrath. Marston.
(obsolete) to render temperate