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VERB (2)

1. place so as to overlap;
- Example: "imbricate the roof tiles"

2. overlap;
- Example: "The roof tiles imbricate"


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles;
[syn: imbricate, imbricated]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Imbricate \Im"bri*cate\, Imbricated \Im"bri*ca`ted\, a. [L. imbricatus, p. p. of imbricare to cover with tiles, to form like a gutter tile, fr. imbrex, -icis, a hollow tile, gutter tile, fr. imber rain.] 1. Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile. [1913 Webster] 2. Lying over each other in regular order, so as to "break joints," like tiles or shingles on a roof, the scales on the leaf buds of plants and the cups of some acorns, or the scales of fishes; overlapping each other at the margins, as leaves in [ae]stivation. [1913 Webster] 3. In decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Imbricate \Im"bri*cate\, v. t. To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

imbricate adj 1: used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles [syn: imbricate, imbricated] v 1: place so as to overlap; "imbricate the roof tiles" 2: overlap; "The roof tiles imbricate"