elaborate meaning

EN[ɪˈlæbərət] [ɪˈlæbəreɪt]

    Definition of elaborate in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGelaboratesPRelaboratingPT, PPelaboratedSUF-té
    1. VI (used with on when used with an object) To give further detail or explanation (about).
      1. What do you mean you didn't come home last night? Would you care to elaborate?
      2. Could you elaborate on the plot for your novel for me?
  • AdjectiveCOMmore elaborateSUPmost elaborate
    1. Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated.
      1. After reading a long, elaborate description, I was impressed but no wiser. ‎
    2. Intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy.
      1. I stared for hours at the elaborate pattern in the rug. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The greater Dionysia were held at Athens in March or April, and were celebrated with elaborate performances of tragedies and comedies.
      • He puzzles that no one nowadays makes use of the elaborate terminology for degrees of nonwhiteness: quadroons and octoroons, mestizos and zambos and the rest.
      • An extraordinary English Regency cabinet-on-chest entirely covered in elaborate penwork, circa 1820, is at Kentshire of New York, with a $475,000 price tag.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Verbs
        • Intransitive verbs
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      2. en elaborated
      3. en elaborately
      4. en elaborateness
      5. en elaborated sap
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of elaborate for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "elaborate" is an adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
      Difficultness: Level 2
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 7
      Definite    ➨     Versatile