temperate

  • 1 Temperate — Tem per*ate, a. [L. temperatus, p. p. of temperare. See {Temper}, v. t.] 1. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate. [1913 Webster] 2. Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 temperate — [tem′pər it, tem′prit] adj. [ME temperat < L temperatus, pp. of temperare, to TEMPER] 1. moderate in indulging the appetites; not self indulgent; abstemious, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquors 2. moderate in one s actions, speech, etc.; self …

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  • 3 Temperate — Tem per*ate, v. t. To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It inflames temperance, and temperates wrath. Marston. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 temperate — late 14c., of persons, modest, forbearing, self restrained, from L. temperatus restrained, regulated, from pp. of temperare to moderate, regulate (see TEMPER (Cf. temper)). Applied to climates mid 15c.; temperate zone is attested from 1550s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 temperate — [adj1] calm, moderate agreeable, balmy, checked, clement, collected, composed, conservative, constant, cool, curbed, discreet, dispassionate, equable, even, even tempered, fair, gentle, levelheaded, medium, mild, modest, pleasant, reasonable,… …

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  • 6 temperate — index charitable (lenient), controlled (restrained), dispassionate, judicious, normal (sane) …

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  • 7 temperate — 1 *moderate Analogous words: mild, gentle, lenient, *soft: *steady, even, equable, constant: restrained, curbed, checked (see RESTRAIN) Antonyms: intemperate: inordinate 2 *sober, continent, unimpassioned Analogous w …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 temperate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating or referring to a region or climate characterized by mild temperatures. 2) showing moderation or self restraint. DERIVATIVES temperately adverb. ORIGIN Latin temperatus, from temperare mingle, restrain …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 temperate — tem|per|ate [ temp(ə)rət ] adjective 1. ) a temperate CLIMATE or region is never extremely hot or extremely cold: temperate countries/regions/zones temperate weather a ) used about plants and animals that live in temperate areas: temperate… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 temperate — UK [ˈtemp(ə)rət] / US adjective 1) a) science a temperate climate or region is never extremely hot or extremely cold temperate countries/regions/zones temperate weather b) used about plants and animals that live in temperate areas temperate… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 temperate — adjective a) Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate. Hepaticology, outside the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, still lies deep in the shadow cast by that ultimate closet taxonomist, Franz Stephani a ghost… …

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  • 12 temperate — [[t]te̱mpərɪt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Temperate is used to describe a climate or a place which is never extremely hot or extremely cold. The Nile Valley keeps a temperate climate throughout the year. Syn: mild 2) ADJ GRADED If a person s… …

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  • 13 temperate — adjective 1 temperate climate/region a type of weather or a part of the world that is never very hot or very cold: the temperate zone, north and south of the tropics 2 formal behaviour that is temperate is calm and sensible see also: intemperate… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 temperate — adjective Etymology: Middle English temperat, from Latin temperatus, from past participle of temperare Date: 14th century 1. marked by moderation: as a. keeping or held within limits ; not extreme or excessive ; mild b. moderate in indulgence of… …

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  • 15 temperate — Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity. * * * tem·per·ate tem p(ə )rət adj 1) marked by moderation esp moderate in the use of intoxicating liquors 2) existing as a prophage in infected cells and rarely causing lysis… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 temperate — adj. temperate in * * * [ temp(ə)rɪt] temperate in …

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  • 17 temperate — tem|pe|rate [ˈtempərıt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of temperare; TEMPER2] 1.) temperate climate/zone/region etc a type of weather or a part of the world that is never very hot or very cold 2.) formal behaviour that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 temperate — adjective 1) temperate climates Syn: mild, clement, benign, gentle, balmy Ant: extreme 2) he was temperate in his consumption of food Syn: self restrained, restrained …

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  • 19 temperate — temperately, adv. temperateness, n. /tem peuhr it, tem prit/, adj. 1. moderate or self restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc.: a temperate response to an insulting challenge. 2. moderate as regards indulgence of appetite or passion,… …

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  • 20 temperate — adj. Temperate is used with these nouns: ↑climate, ↑latitude, ↑zone …

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