Alate vs Elate - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between alate and elate
is that alate
is (entomology|botany) having winglike extensions or parts; winged while elate
is elated; exultant.
As a noun alate
is a winged, reproductive form of several social insects.
As an adverb alate
is (archaic) recently; lately; of late.
As a verb elate is
to make joyful or proud.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) .
(entomology, botany) Having winglike extensions or parts; winged.
A winged, reproductive form of several social insects.
(archaic) recently; lately; of late.
- There hath been alate such tales spread abroad. — Latimer.
To make joyful or proud.
To lift up; raise; elevate.
* Alexander Pope
* Mrs. H. H. Jackson
- O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate, / Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate .
(obsolete) Lifted up; raised; elevated.
- Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.
* Sir W. Jones
- with upper lip elate
- And sovereign law, that State's collected will, / O'er thrones and globes, elate , / Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.