Extravagate \Ex*trav"a*gate\, v. i. [Pref. extra- + L. vagatus, p. p. of vagari to rove. See {Extravagant}.] To rove. --Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster]

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  • extravagate — [ek strav′ə gāt΄] vi. extravagated, extravagating [< ML extravagatus, pp.: see EXTRAVAGANT] Rare 1. to stray; wander 2. to go beyond reasonable limits; be extravagant extravagation n …   English World dictionary

  • extravagate — intransitive verb ( gated; gating) Date: circa 1755 archaic to go beyond proper limits …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extravagate — /ik strav euh gayt /, v.i., extravagated, extravagating. Archaic. 1. to wander beyond bounds; roam at will; stray. 2. to go beyond the bounds of propriety or reason. [1590 1600; < ML extravagatus strayed, wandered away from, ptp. of extravagari.… …   Universalium

  • extravagate — ex·trav·a·gate …   English syllables

  • extravagate — ex•trav•a•gate [[t]ɪkˈstræv əˌgeɪt[/t]] v. i. gat•ed, gat•ing. archaic to go beyond proper bounds • Etymology: 1590–1600; < MF extrāvaguer …   From formal English to slang

  • extravagate — /əkˈstrævəgeɪt/ (say uhk stravuhgayt), /ɛk / (say ek ) verb (i) (extravagated, extravagating) Obsolete 1. to wander beyond bounds; stray; roam at will. 2. to go beyond the bounds of propriety or reason. {Medieval Latin extrāvagāt , stem of past… …   Australian English dictionary

  • extravagate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • stravage — or stravaig intransitive verb Etymology: probably by shortening & alteration from extravagate Date: 1773 chiefly Scottish roam …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • splurge — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n., informal, extravagance, waste, expense. v., informal, indulge (oneself), extravagate, lavish, shoot the works (inf.), go [the] whole hog (sl.). See ostentation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. spend lavishly …   English dictionary for students

  • meander — [v] wander, zigzag be all over the map*, change, drift, extravagate, gallivant, get sidetracked, peregrinate, ramble, range, recoil, roam, rove, snake, stray, stroll, traipse, turn, twine, twist, vagabond, wind; concepts 151,738 Ant. go direct,… …   New thesaurus

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