elaborate vs luxuriant what difference

what is difference between elaborate and luxuriant

English

Etymology

1575, from Late Latin ēlabōrātus (worked out), past participle of ēlabōrō (to work out), from ē- (out, forth, fully) + labor (work, toil, exertion). More at e-, labour.

Pronunciation

  • Adjective: ĭlă’bərət, IPA(key): /ɪˈlæbəɹət/
  • Verb: ĭlă’bərāt, IPA(key): /ɪˈlæbəɹeɪt/

Adjective

elaborate (comparative more elaborate, superlative most elaborate)

  1. Complex, detailed, or sophisticated.
  2. Intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy.
    • The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.

Translations

Verb

elaborate (third-person singular simple present elaborates, present participle elaborating, simple past and past participle elaborated)

  1. (transitive) to develop in detail or complexity
    • 1871, “Bismarck”, All the Year Round (volume 5, page 129)
      [] by the time of the subsequent coronation, when the Prussian king put the crown on his own head in child-like belief of the obsolete doctrine called divine right, the untiring statesman had elaborated his scheme of reform.
  2. (intransitive) (sometimes followed by on or upon, and then the object of the preposition) to expand/enlarge in detail
    What do you mean you didn’t come home last night? Would you care to elaborate?
    Could you elaborate on the plot for your novel for me?

Translations


Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /elaboˈrate/

Verb

elaborate

  1. adverbial present passive participle of elaborar

Italian

Adjective

elaborate

  1. feminine plural of elaborato

Verb

elaborate

  1. inflection of elaborare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of the past participle of elaborare

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /eː.la.boːˈraː.te/, [eːɫ̪äboːˈɾäːt̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /e.la.boˈra.te/, [ɛlɑbɔˈrɑːt̪ɛ]

Verb

ēlabōrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēlabōrō


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /lʌɡˈzjʊəɹi.ənt/, /lʌɡˈʒʊəɹi.ənt/, /ləɡ-/, /-ɔːɹi.ənt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ləɡˈʒʊɹi.ənt/, /ləkˈʃʊɹi.ənt/, /-ɝi.ənt/

Adjective

luxuriant (comparative more luxuriant, superlative most luxuriant)

  1. Abundant in growth or detail.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • luxury
  • luxurious

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lyk.sy.ʁjɑ̃/
  • Homophone: luxuriants

Adjective

luxuriant (feminine singular luxuriante, masculine plural luxuriants, feminine plural luxuriantes)

  1. luxuriant

Further reading

  • “luxuriant” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Latin

Verb

lūxuriant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of lūxuriō

Romanian

Etymology

From French luxuriant, from Latin luxurians.

Adjective

luxuriant m or n (feminine singular luxuriantă, masculine plural luxurianți, feminine and neuter plural luxuriante)

  1. lush

Declension


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