Constellate
Constellate Con"stel*late, v. t. 1. To unite in one luster or radiance, as stars. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Whe know how to constellate these lights. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. To set or adorn with stars or constellations; as, constellated heavens. --J. Barlow. [1913 Webster]


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  • Constellate — Con stel*late (? or ?), v. i. [Pref. con + L. stellatus, p. p. of stellare to cover with stars, stella star. See {Stellate}.] To join luster; to shine with united radiance, or one general light. [R.] [1913 Webster] The several things which engage …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • constellate — [kän′stə lāt΄] vi., vt. constellated, constellating [< LL constellatus: see CONSTELLATION] to unite in or as in a constellation; cluster …   English World dictionary

  • constellate — verb ( lated; lating) Date: 1643 transitive verb 1. to unite in a cluster 2. to set or adorn with or as if with constellations intransitive verb cluster …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • constellate — /kon steuh layt /, v.i., v.t., constellated, constellating. to cluster together, as stars in a constellation. [1615 25; < LL constellatus star studded, equiv. to L con CON + stell(a) star + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • constellate — verb a) To combine as a cluster b) To fit, adorn (as if) with constellations See Also: constellation, constellatory, stellar, stellate, stellifo …   Wiktionary

  • constellate — v. arrange or decorate in way that resembles constellations; group together in clusters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • constellate — con·stel·late …   English syllables

  • constellate — con•stel•late [[t]ˈkɒn stəˌleɪt[/t]] v. i. v. t. lat•ed, lat•ing astron. to cluster together, as stars in a constellation • Etymology: 1615–25; < LL constellātus in the same constellation = L con con +stell(a) star + ātus ate I …   From formal English to slang

  • constellate — [c]/ˈkɒnstəleɪt/ (say konstuhlayt) verb (constellated, constellating) –verb (i) 1. to cluster together as stars in a constellation. –verb (t) 2. to cause to form into a constellation …   Australian English dictionary

  • constellate — v.tr. 1 form into (or as if into) a constellation. 2 adorn as with stars …   Useful english dictionary

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