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 Dictionary entry overview: What does constellate mean? 

  The verb CONSTELLATE has 3 senses:

1. scatter or intersperse like dots or studs
2. come together as in a cluster or flock
3. form a constellation or cluster

  Familiarity information: CONSTELLATE used as a verb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1constellate [BACK TO TOP]


Scatter or intersperse like dots or studs

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


constellate; dot; stud

Context example:

Hills constellated with lights

Hypernyms (to "constellate" is one way to...):

continue; cover; extend (span an interval of distance, space or time)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Sense 2constellate [BACK TO TOP]


Come together as in a cluster or flock

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


cluster; clump; constellate; flock

Context example:

The poets constellate in this town every summer

Hypernyms (to "constellate" is one way to...):

assemble; foregather; forgather; gather; meet (collect in one place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "constellate"):

huddle; huddle together (crowd or draw together)

bunch; bunch together; bunch up (form into a bunch)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The crowds constellate in the streets

Sense 3constellate [BACK TO TOP]


Form a constellation or cluster

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "constellate" is one way to...):

form (assume a form or shape)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

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