[adjective im-bri-kit, -keyt; verb im-bri-keyt] /adjective ˈɪm brɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; verb ˈɪm brɪˌkeɪt/
overlapping in sequence, as tiles or shingles on a roof.
of, relating to, or resembling overlapping tiles, as decoration or drawings.
Biology. overlapping like tiles, as scales or leaves.
characterized by or as if by overlapping shingles.
verb (used with or without object), imbricated, imbricating.
to overlap, as tiles or shingles.
adjective (ˈɪmbrɪkɪt; -ˌkeɪt)
(architect) relating to or having tiles, shingles, or slates that overlap
(botany) (of leaves, scales, etc) overlapping each other
(transitive) to decorate with a repeating pattern resembling scales or overlapping tiles
1704 (implied in imbricated), from Latin imbricatus “covered with tiles,” past participle of imbricare “to cover with rain tiles” (see imbrication). As an adjective from 1650s. Related: Imbricated; imbricating.
imbricate im·bri·cate (ĭm’brĭ-kāt’) or im·bri·cat·ed (ĭm’brĭ-kā’tĭd)
Having the edges overlapping in a regular arrangement like roof tiles or the scales of a fish.
[im-bri-key-shuh n] /ˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an overlapping, as of tiles or shingles. 2. a decoration or pattern resembling this. 3. Surgery. overlapping of layers of tissue in the closure of wounds or in the correction of defects. 4. Geology. . n. 1640s, from French imbrication, from Latin imbricare “to cover with tiles,” from […]
[im-brohl-yoh] /ɪmˈbroʊl yoʊ/ noun, plural imbroglios. 1. a misunderstanding, disagreement, etc., of a complicated or bitter nature, as between persons or nations. 2. an intricate and perplexing state of affairs; a complicated or difficult situation. 3. a confused heap. /ɪmˈbrəʊlɪˌəʊ/ noun (pl) -glios 1. a confused or perplexing political or interpersonal situation 2. (obsolete) a […]
/ˈɪmbrəs/ noun 1. a Turkish island in the NE Aegean Sea, west of the Gallipoli Peninsula: occupied by Greece (1912–14) and Britain (1914–23). Area: 280 sq km (108 sq miles) Turkish name Imroz
[im-broun] /ɪmˈbraʊn/ verb (used with or without object) 1. .