|1.||[ verb ] number the pages of a book or manuscript|
|Related terms:||number page|
|2.||[ verb ] coat or back with metal foil; of surfaces such as glass|
|Related terms:||coat foil|
|3.||[ verb ] decorate with leaves|
|Related terms:||decorate foliation|
|4.||[ verb ] hammer into thin flat foils; of metal|
|Related terms:||forge foil|
|5.||[ adjective ] (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata|
|6.||[ adjective ] (botany; often used as a combining form) having or resembling a leaf or having a specified kind or number of leaves|
"`foliate' is combined with the prefix `tri' to form the word `trifoliate'"
|Related terms:||botany leafy|
|7.||[ adjective ] (architecture) ornamented with foliage or foils|
"foliate tracery" "a foliated capital"
|Related terms:||architecture leaf leaf|
|8.||[ verb ] grow leaves|
"the tree foliated in Spring"
|Related terms:||develop leaf|