Synonyms
Etymology

1. agate

noun. ['ˈægət'] an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles.

Synonyms

  • chalcedony
  • moss agate

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • agathe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • achates (Latin)
  • gate (English)
  • gata (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Agate

  • zagat
  • maggot
  • faggot
  • baggott

Example sentences of the word agate


1. Noun, singular or mass
Turn off the sander and place the agate in a clean bowl of water.

2. Adjective
Sand the agate slice on the wheel until it reaches a brilliant luster.

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