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Meaning of "adumbrate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ADUMBRATE

From Latin adumbrātus represented only in outline, from adumbrāre to cast a shadow on, from umbra shadow.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ADUMBRATE

adumbrate  [ˈædʌmˌbreɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ADUMBRATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Adumbrate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb adumbrate in English.

WHAT DOES ADUMBRATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of adumbrate in the English dictionary

The first definition of adumbrate in the dictionary is to outline; give a faint indication of. Other definition of adumbrate is to foreshadow. Adumbrate is also to overshadow; obscure.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ADUMBRATE

PRESENT

Present
I adumbrate
you adumbrate
he/she/it adumbrates
we adumbrate
you adumbrate
they adumbrate
Present continuous
I am adumbrating
you are adumbrating
he/she/it is adumbrating
we are adumbrating
you are adumbrating
they are adumbrating
Present perfect
I have adumbrated
you have adumbrated
he/she/it has adumbrated
we have adumbrated
you have adumbrated
they have adumbrated
Present perfect continuous
I have been adumbrating
you have been adumbrating
he/she/it has been adumbrating
we have been adumbrating
you have been adumbrating
they have been adumbrating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I adumbrated
you adumbrated
he/she/it adumbrated
we adumbrated
you adumbrated
they adumbrated
Past continuous
I was adumbrating
you were adumbrating
he/she/it was adumbrating
we were adumbrating
you were adumbrating
they were adumbrating
Past perfect
I had adumbrated
you had adumbrated
he/she/it had adumbrated
we had adumbrated
you had adumbrated
they had adumbrated
Past perfect continuous
I had been adumbrating
you had been adumbrating
he/she/it had been adumbrating
we had been adumbrating
you had been adumbrating
they had been adumbrating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will adumbrate
you will adumbrate
he/she/it will adumbrate
we will adumbrate
you will adumbrate
they will adumbrate
Future continuous
I will be adumbrating
you will be adumbrating
he/she/it will be adumbrating
we will be adumbrating
you will be adumbrating
they will be adumbrating
Future perfect
I will have adumbrated
you will have adumbrated
he/she/it will have adumbrated
we will have adumbrated
you will have adumbrated
they will have adumbrated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been adumbrating
you will have been adumbrating
he/she/it will have been adumbrating
we will have been adumbrating
you will have been adumbrating
they will have been adumbrating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would adumbrate
you would adumbrate
he/she/it would adumbrate
we would adumbrate
you would adumbrate
they would adumbrate
Conditional continuous
I would be adumbrating
you would be adumbrating
he/she/it would be adumbrating
we would be adumbrating
you would be adumbrating
they would be adumbrating
Conditional perfect
I would have adumbrate
you would have adumbrate
he/she/it would have adumbrate
we would have adumbrate
you would have adumbrate
they would have adumbrate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been adumbrating
you would have been adumbrating
he/she/it would have been adumbrating
we would have been adumbrating
you would have been adumbrating
they would have been adumbrating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you adumbrate
we let´s adumbrate
you adumbrate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to adumbrate
Past participle
adumbrated
Present Participle
adumbrating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ADUMBRATE


calibrate
ˈkælɪˌbreɪt
celebrate
ˈsɛlɪˌbreɪt
cerebrate
ˈsɛrɪˌbreɪt
clofibrate
ˌkləʊˈfaɪbreɪt
concelebrate
kənˈsɛlɪˌbreɪt
cribrate
ˈkrɪbreɪt
decerebrate
diːˈsɛrɪˌbreɪt
disequilibrate
ˌdɪsɪˈkwɪlɪˌbreɪt
dolabrate
dəʊˈlæbreɪt
elucubrate
ɪˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt
equilibrate
ˌiːkwɪˈlaɪbreɪt
exprobrate
ˈɛksprəʊˌbreɪt
glabrate
ˈɡleɪbreɪt
librate
ˈlaɪbreɪt
lucubrate
ˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt
obumbrate
ɒbˈʌmbreɪt
recalibrate
riːˈkælɪˌbreɪt
terebrate
ˈtɛrɪˌbreɪt
vertebrate
ˈvɜːtɪˌbreɪt
vibrate
vaɪˈbreɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ADUMBRATE

adulterise
adulterize
adulterous
adulterously
adultery
adultescent
adulthood
adultly
adultness
adultress
adumbral
adumbration
adumbrative
adumbratively
adunc
aduncate
aduncated
aduncity
aduncous
adust

WORDS THAT END LIKE ADUMBRATE

accurate
at any rate
concentrate
corporate
demonstrate
desperate
generate
illustrate
inaccurate
incorporate
inumbrate
invertebrate
karate
megavertebrate
moderate
operate
palpebrate
pirate
rate
separate

Synonyms and antonyms of adumbrate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ADUMBRATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «adumbrate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of adumbrate

Translation of «adumbrate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ADUMBRATE

Find out the translation of adumbrate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of adumbrate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «adumbrate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

adumbrate
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adumbrate
570 millions of speakers

English

adumbrate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

adumbrate
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

adumbrate
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

общее представление
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

adumbrate
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অস্পষ্ট আভাস দেত্তয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

esquisser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Membesar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

umreißen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

輪郭を示す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

adumbrate
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Adumbrate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm mờ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோடியாகத்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्कृष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dokundurmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

schizzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

adumbrate
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

загальне уявлення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

schița
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

adumbrate
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beschaduwen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

adumbrate
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

adumbrate
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of adumbrate

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ADUMBRATE»

The term «adumbrate» is normally little used and occupies the 110.822 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ADUMBRATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «adumbrate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «adumbrate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about adumbrate

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ADUMBRATE»

Discover the use of adumbrate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to adumbrate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder
UMBR, from the Latin umbra, "shadow," is a shady customer. The familiar umbrella, with its ending meaning "little," casts a "little shadow" to keep off the sun or the rain. adumbrate Ya-dəm-brāt\. ( 1 ) To give a sketchy outline or disclose in part.
Mary W. Cornog, 1993
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Pocket Posh Word Power: 120 Words to Make You Sound Intelligent
6 adumbrate /(ad'əm-brāt' or ə-dum'-brāt')/ verb 1 Figuratively, to give a faint shadow or resemblance of; outline or shadow forth; foreshadow; prefigure. 2 To overshadow; partially darken or conceal. Examples: He does it “in the merest spirit of ...
Wordnik, Angela Tung, 2011
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Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the ...
[from adumbrate.] That which gives flight resemblance. * To ADUMBRATE. >u. a. [adumbro, Lat.] To shadow out ; to give a flight likeness ; to exhibit a faint resemblance, like that which shedows afford of the bodies which they represent ...
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The new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and ...
[from adumbrate.'] That which cives ilicht resemblance. * To ADUMBRATE, v. a. ^ adumbro, Lat.] To shadow out ; to give a slight likeness; to exhibit a faint resemblance, like that which shadows afford of the bodies which they represent.
Encyclopaedia Perthensis, 1807
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the ...
[from adumbrate.'] That which gives slight resemblance. * To ADUMBRATE, via. ladumbro, Lat.] To shadow out j to give a slight likeness; to exhibit a faint resemblance, like that which shadows afford of the bodies which they represent.
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The Best Words
adumbrate. (AD-um-brate) verb 1. to give a sketchy outline of. 2. to prefigure indistinctly or disclose partially; foreshadow. ... elephants alternately plodding and ice-skating, though some of the melodic figures adumbrate the lugubrious march of ...
Robert Hartwell Fiske, 2011
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Top 100 Power Verbs: The Most Powerful Verbs and Phrases You ...
Adumbrate. (1) foreshadow; give a general description of something but not the details; obscure; overshadow; predict; prefigure; presage; summary Word Used in Sentence(s) (1) The global political troubles adumbrated an eventual ...
Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford, 2013
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The Disheveled Dictionary: A Curious Caper Through Our ...
to prefigure indistinctly; to foreshadow: to disclose partially or guardedly; to give a sketchy outline of I should like to adumbrate for you. dear reader, several of the themes that arabesque their way through these pages: cowboys with lingerie, ...
Karen Elizabeth Gordon, 2003
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Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
See FORESIGHT, SEE in Index. foreshadow verb See adumbrate. foreshadower noun See precursor. foresight noun See prudence, vision. foresighted adjective See visionary. foresightedness noun See prudence. forestall verb See prevent.
Peter Mark Roget, 1997
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A Catholic Skeleton
“You were about to adumbrate –.” “Why do you Germans all sound as if you have just left Oxford?” “Oxford English is what they teach us in German schools.” “I know but it's profoundly irritating. Where was I?” “You were about to adumbrate –.
Charles Bunyan, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ADUMBRATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term adumbrate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Eurasian Economic Union and Pakistan
The union operates through supranational and intergovernmental institutions, and is thus considered to be a congregation adumbrate. «The Nation, Jun 15»
2
Is Language Now Meaningless? A Ruling in the Matter of Scalia v …
Finally, the court consulted Justice Scalia's own glossary of transparently made-up words in an effort to more wisely adumbrate the line ... «Slate Magazine, Jun 15»
3
Bonds vs FDs! What should investors choose?
We adumbrate the same: Capital Appreciation: Bond prices are inversely correlated with the sovereign yields, implying that bond prices go up ... «Indiainfoline, Jun 15»
4
The Phoenix Suns need to trade Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker
A pattern that doesn't adumbrate auspiciously for a neophyte roster. Also telling was Tucker's lack of personal accountability after the Suns lost ... «Bright Side of the Sun, Jun 15»
5
Harold Bloom takes on 12 American greats in 'The Daemon Knows'
... drive of a Catholic baroque mystic to adumbrate a vision of personal transcendentalism, with its superb apotheosis of the American Sublime. «Washington Post, May 15»
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The Value of Noam Chomsky
Anyway, the point is that what a person with intellectual and moral integrity should do is to follow Chomsky's example: adumbrate a consistent ... «CounterPunch, May 15»
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Gold Monetisation – Will it have a Midas Touch?
We adumbrate the various constraints: Low interest rates: For the scheme to be successful, it is imperative that the mass is incentivised to ... «Indiainfoline, May 15»
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Rather alarmist than complacent
However much Sparks may protest about being quoted out of context, there is no escaping that he said what he said in an effort to adumbrate ... «Independent Online, May 15»
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Phoenix Suns 2014-15 Report Cards: The Brandon Knight enigma
Knight's production may suffer without the ball in his hands, although parts of his skill set (e.g. ability to catch and shoot) adumbrate ... «Bright Side of the Sun, May 15»
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Editorial: Changing Gear - Jamaica, T&T must direct CARICOM
... Jamaica was the venue - over which presidential advisers might have haggled - from which America could commit to CARICOM, adumbrate ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Apr 15»

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