Alate vs Elate - What's the difference?

alate | elate |

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.



(wikipedia alate)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


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

    Derived terms

    * (l)


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



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




  • To make joyful or proud.
  • To lift up; raise; elevate.
  • Adjective

  • elated; exultant
  • * Alexander Pope
  • O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate, / Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate .
  • * Mrs. H. H. Jackson
  • Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.
  • (obsolete) Lifted up; raised; elevated.
  • * Fenton
  • with upper lip elate
  • * Sir W. Jones
  • And sovereign law, that State's collected will, / O'er thrones and globes, elate , / Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.


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