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Adjective foliate has 3 senses
  1. foliate, foliated - ornamented with foliage or foils; "foliate tracery"; "a foliated capital"
  2. 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'"
    leafless (indirect, via leafy)
  3. foliate, foliated, foliaceous - (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
    Antonym: unstratified (indirect, via stratified)
Verb foliate has 5 senses
  1. foliate - hammer into thin flat foils; "foliate metal"
    --1 is one way to
    forge, hammer
    Derived forms: noun foil1, noun foliation4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. foliate - decorate with leaves
    --2 is one way to
    decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify
    Derived forms: noun foliage2, noun foliation3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. foliate - coat or back with metal foil; "foliate glass"
    --3 is one way to
    coat, surface
    Derived forms: noun foil1, noun foliation5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. foliate, paginate, page - number the pages of a book or manuscript
    --4 is one way to number
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. foliate - grow leaves; "the tree foliated in Spring"
    --5 is one way to
    develop, make grow
    Derived forms: noun foliage1, noun foliation1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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