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Definition of the noun agate

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noun - plural: agates

  1. an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: calcedony / chalcedony = a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
    • more specific term: moss agate = an agate resembling moss with brown, black, or green markings

Definition of the adverb agate

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  1. [obsolete] On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.


  1. Agate is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Elbert County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Agate Post Office is 80101.
  2. Agate a.k.a. Agate, Nebraska: Agate is an unincorporated community in Sioux County, Nebraska, United States. Agate is located on Nebraska Highway 29 19 miles south-southeast of Harrison. The community is home to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.
  3. Agate a.k.a. Agate, Washington: Agate was a small community in the state of Washington, United States. It was located on southern Puget Sound on the north side of the entrance to Hammersley Inlet.
  4. Agate a.k.a. Agate, North Dakota: Agate is an unincorporated community in southeastern Rolette and western Towner counties in the U.S. state of North Dakota. It lies along North Dakota Highway 66, south and northwest respectively of the cities of Rolla and Cando, the county seats of Rolette and Towner counties respectively. Its elevation is 1,657 feet, and it is located at 48°37′22″N 99°29′36″W / 48.62278°N 99.49333°W. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58310.

There are other places with in their name, like Agate Beach.


AGATE is a record label.


"Agate" is a book by Terry Moxon.

  • also known as "Agate: microstructure and possible origin"


  1. Agate is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.
    • also known as 瑪瑙
  2. Agate is the designation of an unguided French test rocket. The Agate has a length of 8.50 metres, a diameter of 0.80 metres, a start mass of 3.2 tonnes, a takeoff thrust of 186 kN and a ceiling of 20 km. The Agate was launched from the Hammaguir and Ile de Levant test sites, in order to test instrument capsules and recovery systems.
  3. Agate: An agate is a unit of typographical measure. It is 5.5 typographical points, or about 1/14 of an inch. It can refer to either the height of a line of type, or to a font that is 5.5 points. An Agate font is commonly used to display statistical data or legal notices in newspapers. It is considered to be the smallest point size that can be printed on newsprint and remain legible.
  4. AGATE is a framework for modeling computer or communication systems architecture.

Phrases with Agate

  1. Agate Cone
  2. agate line
  3. Agate Rocksnail
  4. Agate Desertparsley
  5. moss agate

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agate

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Google previewDivine Intervention III: A Guide To The Biblical Crystals - And Their Healing Applications

Fire Agate is a Master healer of color therapy which enhances all essences. It grounds and balances us, connects our...

Wedding Anniversary: Agate is the anniversary gemstone for the 12th year of marriage.

Google previewMagic Crystals, Sacred Stones (2012)

by Melusine Draco

Chalcedony: AGATE is a variegated chalcedony with colour bands in concentric forms, usually following the outline of the cavity in which the mineral as formed. The colours are found in shades of white, grey, green, brown, red or black.

Google previewAmerican Inventor (1902)

An agate is a varigated chalcedony, and takes its form from the irregular cavities in the rocks and earths in which it occurs.

Google previewArchaeomineralogy (2013)

by George R. Rapp

Agate. Agate is a varicolored microcrystalline quartz, often with irregular or concentric colored bands. Agate forms primarily from silica-rich igneous solutions.

Google previewA Treatise on Physical Geography ... (1857)

by Mrs. Francis B. Fogg

Agate is a chalcedony where the colors are distributed in spots, clouds, or bands. They give the name of onyx to agates formed of two translucid stripes of different colors. Oriental agate is distinguished by the fineness of its composition, and ...

Google previewDenver (2009)

An Archaeological History by Sarah M. Nelson, Richard F. Carillo, Bonnie J. Clark, Lori E. Rhodes, Dean Saitta

Agate is a variegated chalcedony, and 36 | c h a p t e r t w o.

Google previewA Treatise on Physical Geography (1851)

Comprising Hydrology, Geognosy, Geology, Meteorology, Botany, Zoology, and Anthropology by A. Barrington

Agate is a chalcedony where the colors are distributed in spots, clouds, or bands. They give the name of onyx to agates formed of two trauslucid stripes of different colors. Oriental agate is distinguished by the fineness of its composition, and ...

Google previewCrystal Wisdom Kit (1999)

Cast Crystals For Healing, Insight, Divination by Stephanie Harrison, Barbara Kleiner

Blue Lace Agate is a pale blue semi-translucent stone, interspersed. Aventurine EXPANSION The name Aventurine was derived from the Italian 'a ventura', meaning a mistake. In the eighteenth century, a speckled form of man- made glass ...

Google previewRockhounding California (1995)

by Gail A. Butler, W. R. C. Shedenhelm

Moss agate is a chalcedony that is white or clear usually with dark, fern- like dendrites. Everyone pretty much agrees that chrysoprase is an apple green variety, while jasper is considered opaque and solid in color, has a variety of colors, ...

Google previewBarrington's elements of natural science (1858)

comprising hydrology, geognosy, geology, meteorology, botany, zoölogy, and anthropology by Mary Middleton Rutledge Fogg

Agate is a chalcedony where the colors are distributed in spots, clouds, or bands. They give the name of onyx to agates formed of two translucid stripes of different colors. Oriental agate is distinguished by the fineness of its composition, and ...

Google previewA Chymical Catechism, Or, The Application of Chymistry to the Arts (1807)

For the Use of Young People, Artists, Tradesmen and the Amusement of Leisure Hours : to which are Added a Vocabulary of Chymical Terms, Some Useful Tables, and a Variety of Amusing Experiments by Samuel Parkes

The agate is a piecious stone composed of silex and alumine, but chiefly silex. Agate is brought to us from Germany in blocks. It is cut by means of diamond powder into leaves, for making caps for the pivots ot manners' needles to run in, and ...

Google previewMetaphors of Conciousness (2012)

by Ronald S. Valle, Rolf von Eckartsberg

Agate is a device that allows a small force to start or stop the flow of a large force, as a light turn on the handle of a faucet can control a very forceful stream of water . As the intelligence residing in human beings is supported by structures of cells ...

Google previewThe Crystal Bible (2003)

by Judy Hall

HEALING Blue Lace Agate is a powerful throat healer. Its property of counteracting blocked self-expression releases shoulder and neck problems, thyroid deficiencies, and throat and lymph infections. It lowers fevers and removes blockages ...

Google previewGazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Rewa Kántha, Nárukot, Cambay, and Surat states (1880)

The agate is a quartz stone usually containing from seventy to ninety-six per cent of silica, with various proportions of alumina coloured by oxide of iron or manganese. It is generally found in round nodules or in veins in trap rocks.

Google previewDescriptive Mineralogy (1917)

by William Shirley Bayley

Agate is a chalcedony, or a mixture of quartz and chalcedony, variegated in color. The commonest agates have the colors arranged in bands, but there are others, like " fortification agate " in which the colors are irregularly distributed, and still ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superstitions (2012)

by Richard Webster

Agate: The ancient Egyptians were mining agate as far back as 3500 bce. It was used to fashion and decorate rings, seals, beads, and other ornaments. It was thought to make people invisible, and could also avert the evil eye. Pliny the Elder ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

aeoline deposit — agate glass by wind action. – Eolian, eolian placer, eolian marble. aeoline deposit; same as aeolian rocks. aeolotropy; — crystal anisotropy. aeroides; a local American term for pale sky-blue aquamarine beryl. aerolites; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

AGATE, or Achat (among the Greeks and Latins A%ar»ic and Achates, from a river in Sicily, on the banks of which it was first found), a very extensive genus of the semipellucid gems. These stones are variegated with veins and clouds, but ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

rock fl viscous, and thus form a large cavity which may become the home of an agate of exceptional size; thus a Brazilian geode, lined with amethyst, of the weight of 35 tons, was exhibited at the Dusseldorf Exhibition of 1902. The first deposit ...

Google previewA new and complete dictionary of arts and sciences (1819)

including the latest improvement and discovery and the present states of every branch of human knowledge by George Gregory

Agate. The fossils known under this name arc all compound substances; and hence cannot have a particular place in any systematic arrangement. Werner therefore has placed them as a supplement to the species chalcedony, which forms a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

Editor in Chief, Frederick Converse Beach ... Managing Editor, George Edwin Rines ... Associate and Advisory Editors ... Simon Newcomb ... James E. Creighton ... Robert S. Woodward

Sometimes these bands concentrically encircle a dark spot, forming a “bull's eye agate,” or again they parallel a cavity with sharp angles, as in the “fortification agate.” Other agates show horizontal layers, suggesting the query as to whether the ...

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Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act. (James Agate)
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Scrabble value of A1G2A1T1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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