Crenelate
Crenelate Cren"el*ate (kr?n"?l-?t or kr?"n?l-?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crenelated} (-?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crenelating} (-?`t?ng).] [LL. crenellare, kernellare: cf. F. cr?neler to indent. See {Crenelle}.] [Written also {crenellate}.] 1. To furnish with crenelles. [1913 Webster]

2. To indent; to notch; as, a crenelated leaf. [1913 Webster]

{Crenelated molding} (Arch.), a kind of indented molding used in Norman buildings. [1913 Webster]


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  • crenelate — (v.) early 14c., from Fr. créneler, from crénelé (12c.); see CRENEL (Cf. crenel). Sometimes also crenellate; the double l seems to be from a presumed L. *crenella as a dim. of crena. Related: Crenelated (1823), also crenellated; crenellation… …   Etymology dictionary

  • crenelate — or crenellate [kren′əl āt΄] vt. crenelated or crenellated, crenelating or crenellating [Fr créneler (< OFr crenel: see CRENEL) + ATE1] to furnish with battlements or crenels, or with squared notches crenelation n. crenellation …   English World dictionary

  • crenelate — crenelation; esp. Brit., crenellation, n. /kren l ayt /, v., crenelated, crenelating, adj. v.t. 1. to furnish with crenels or battlements. adj. 2. crenelated. Also, esp. Brit., crenellate. [1815 25; < F crénel(er) to crenelate (see CRE …   Universalium

  • crenelate — cren•el•ate or cren•el•late [[t]ˈkrɛn lˌeɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing or lat•ed, lat•ing, for to furnish with battlements • Etymology: 1815–25; < F crénel(er) to crenelate (< crenel) + ate I cren el•a′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • crenelate — verb supply with battlements • Syn: ↑crenel, ↑crenellate • Derivationally related forms: ↑crenelle (for: ↑crenellate), ↑crenel (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crenelate — verb a) To furnish with crenelles. crenelated leaf b) To indent; to notch …   Wiktionary

  • crenelate — cren·elate || krenÉ™leɪt v. build battlements with openings through which weapons can be fired …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Crenelated — Crenelate Cren el*ate (kr?n ?l ?t or kr? n?l ?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crenelated} ( ? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crenelating} ( ? t?ng).] [LL. crenellare, kernellare: cf. F. cr?neler to indent. See {Crenelle}.] [Written also {crenellate}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crenelated molding — Crenelate Cren el*ate (kr?n ?l ?t or kr? n?l ?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crenelated} ( ? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crenelating} ( ? t?ng).] [LL. crenellare, kernellare: cf. F. cr?neler to indent. See {Crenelle}.] [Written also {crenellate}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crenelating — Crenelate Cren el*ate (kr?n ?l ?t or kr? n?l ?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crenelated} ( ? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crenelating} ( ? t?ng).] [LL. crenellare, kernellare: cf. F. cr?neler to indent. See {Crenelle}.] [Written also {crenellate}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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