Alate vs Alated - What's the difference?

alate | alated |


As adjectives the difference between alate and alated

is that alate is (entomology|botany) having winglike extensions or parts; winged while alated is alate.

As a noun alate

is a winged, reproductive form of several social insects.

As an adverb alate

is (archaic) recently; lately; of late.

alate

English

(wikipedia alate)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (entomology, botany) Having winglike extensions or parts; winged.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A winged, reproductive form of several social insects.
  • Etymology 2

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    Adverb

    (-)
  • (archaic) recently; lately; of late.
  • There hath been alate such tales spread abroad. — Latimer.
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    alated

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Alate.