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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a doubled or long consonant;
- Example: "the `n' in `thinness' is a geminate"


VERB (4)

1. form by reduplication;
- Example: "The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel"
- Example: "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"
[syn: reduplicate, geminate]

2. occur in pairs;
[syn: pair, geminate]

3. arrange in pairs;
- Example: "Pair these numbers"
[syn: pair, geminate]

4. arrange or combine in pairs;
- Example: "The consonants are geminated in these words"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Geminate \Gem"i*nate\, a. [L. geminatus, p. p. of genimare to double. See Gemini.] (Bot.) In pairs or twains; two together; binate; twin; as, geminate flowers. --Gray. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Geminate \Gem"i*nate\, v. t. To double. [R.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

geminate n 1: a doubled or long consonant; "the `n' in `thinness' is a geminate" v 1: form by reduplication; "The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel"; "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word" [syn: reduplicate, geminate] 2: occur in pairs [syn: pair, geminate] 3: arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers" [syn: pair, geminate] 4: arrange or combine in pairs; "The consonants are geminated in these words"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "geminate": Janus-like, ambidextrous, bifacial, bifold, biform, bilateral, binary, binate, biparous, bivalent, conduplicate, copy, disomatous, ditto, double, double-faced, dual, dupe, duple, duplex, duplicate, geminated, ingeminate, multiply by two, redouble, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, reproduce, second, secondary, twin, twinned, two-faced, two-level, two-ply, two-sided, two-story, twofold