As nouns the difference between alate and flate
is that alate
is a winged, reproductive form of several social insects while flate
is a raft.
As an adjective alate
is (entomology|botany) having winglike extensions or parts; winged.
As an adverb alate
is (archaic) recently; lately; of late.
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.
(obsolete) To feel nausea.