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Agate A*gate", adv. [Pref. a- on + gate way.]
On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells 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
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
/ˈæɡət/ is a rock consisting primarily
quartz. It is characterized...
is a semi-precious stone. Agate
may also refer
, Colorado Agate
, North Dakota Agate
Beach, Oregon Agate
Desert, Oregon Agate Fossil
- Moss agate
is a semi-precious gemstone formed
dioxide. It is a form of chalcedony which includes minerals
of a green colour embedded
- Fordite, also known
as Detroit agate
, is old automotive paint which
has hardened sufficiently
to be cut and polished. It was formed...
- center, working mostly
. Most of these agates
were from Latin
America, in particular
the agate carving industry around
- Fire agate
, a variety
of chalcedony, is a semi-precious natural gemstone discovered
so far only in certain areas
and northern Mexico
- Enhydro agates
are nodules, agates
, or geodes
with water trapped inside
its cavity. Enhydros
are closely related
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
is a surname shared
by several notable
people, including: Alfred Thomas Agate
(1812–1846), American painter
and miniaturist Frederick Styles
- 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