Definition of Agate. Meaning of Agate. Synonyms of Agate

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Definition of Agate

Agate
Agate A*gate", adv. [Pref. a- on + gate way.] On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.
Agate
Agate Ag"ate, n. [F. agate, It. agata, L. achates, fr. Gr. ?.] 1. (Min.) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds. Note: The fortification agate, or Scotch pebble, the moss agate, the clouded agate, etc., are familiar varieties. 2. (Print.) A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby. Note: This line is printed in the type called agate. 3. A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals. [Obs.] --Shak. 4. A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; -- so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.

Meaning of Agate from wikipedia

- Agate /ˈæɡət/ is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating with microgranular quartz. It is characterized...
- Agate is a semi-precious stone. Agate may also refer to: Agate, Colorado Agate, North Dakota Agate Beach, Oregon Agate Desert, Oregon Agate Fossil Beds...
- Moss agate is a semi-precious gemstone formed from silicon dioxide. It is a form of chalcedony which includes minerals of a green colour embedded in the...
- Fordite, also known as Detroit agate or Motor City agate, is old automotive paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed...
- center, working mostly on agates. Most of these agates were from Latin America, in particular Brazil. Originally the agate carving industry around Idar...
- Fire agate, a variety of chalcedony, is a semi-precious natural gemstone discovered so far only in certain areas of central and northern Mexico and the...
- Enhydro agates are nodules, agates, or geodes with water trapped inside its cavity. Enhydros are closely related to fluid inclusions, but are composed...
- The Lake Superior agate is a type of agate stained by iron and found on the s****s of Lake Superior. Its wide distribution and iron-rich bands of color...
- Agate is a surname shared by several notable people, including: Alfred Thomas Agate (1812–1846), American painter and miniaturist Frederick Styles Agate...
- An agate (US) or ruby (UK) is a unit of typographical measure. It is 5.5 typographical points, or about ​1⁄14 inch (1.81 mm). It can refer to either the...
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