Algates
Algate Al"gate, Algates Al"gates, adv. [All + gate way. The s is an adverbial ending. See {Gate}.] 1. Always; wholly; everywhere. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Ulna now he algates must forego. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Note: Still used in the north of England in the sense of ``everywhere.'' [1913 Webster]

2. By any or means; at all events. [Obs.] --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

3. Notwithstanding; yet. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • algates — ˈȯlˌgāts adverb Etymology: Middle English algate, algates always, in all ways, entirely, from al all + gate (way), or gates, probably plural of gate; perhaps influenced by Old Norse alla götu always, throughout more at gate 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • algates — North Country (Newcastle) Words always, all manner of ways …   English dialects glossary

  • algates — al·gates …   English syllables

  • Algate — Al gate, Algates Al gates, adv. [All + gate way. The s is an adverbial ending. See {Gate}.] 1. Always; wholly; everywhere. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ulna now he algates must forego. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Note: Still used in the north of England in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Another-gates — An*oth er gates , a. [Another + gate, or gait, way. Cf. {Algates}.] Of another sort. [Obs.] Another gates adventure. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • qualify — verb a) to describe or characterize something by listing its qualities he balmes and herbes thereto applyde, / And euermore with mighty spels them charmd, / That in short space he has them qualifyde, / And him restord to health, that would haue… …   Wiktionary

  • agates — Sc. variant of algates adv., everywhere …   Useful english dictionary

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