Alate vs Flate - What's the difference?

alate | flate |


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?

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

    .

    Adverb

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

    English

    Verb

    (flat)
  • (obsolete) To feel nausea.
  • Derived terms

    * (l) ----