Definition of Miniate

1. Verb. Paint with red lead or vermilion.

Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Emblazon
Derivative terms: Minium



2. Verb. Decorate (manuscripts) with letters painted red. "In this beautiful book, all the place names are rubricated"
Exact synonyms: Rubricate
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Illuminate
Derivative terms: Rubric

Definition of Miniate

1. v. t. To paint or tinge with red lead or vermilion; also, to decorate with letters, or the like, painted red, as the page of a manuscript.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the color of red lead or vermilion; painted with vermilion.

Definition of Miniate

1. to paint vermilion [v MINIATED, MINIATING, MINIATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miniate

mini-diskette
mini-floppy
mini-mal
mini-mals
mini-me
mini-mes
mini-moto
mini-motos
mini-roundabout
mini-roundabouts
mini-stroke
mini ephedrine
mini stroke
miniagencies
miniagency
miniate (current term)
miniated
miniates
miniating
miniatory
miniature
miniature end plate potential
miniature fan palm
miniature golf
miniature pinscher
miniature poodle
miniature poodles
miniature scarlet fever
miniature schnauzer
miniature stomach

Literary usage of Miniate

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1. Outline History of the Fine Arts: Embracing a View of the Rise, Progress by Benson John Lossing (1840)
"... Art—Church of St. miniate—Cimabue—St. Peter's Church at Rome—Departure from classic Rules—Saxon Architecture—Round and pointed Arches—English decorative ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"In entoni., miniate. miniature (mm'ia-tur or min'i-tur), я. and a. [< F. miniature = Sp. Pg. miniatura, < It. »tini- at/ira, ..."

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