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RETICULATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does reticulate mean? 

RETICULATE (adjective)
  The adjective RETICULATE has 1 sense:

1. resembling or forming a network

  Familiarity information: RETICULATE used as an adjective is very rare.


RETICULATE (verb)
  The verb RETICULATE has 3 senses:

1. form a net or a network
2. distribute by a network, as of water or electricity
3. divide so as to form a network

  Familiarity information: RETICULATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETICULATE (adjective)


Sense 1reticulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling or forming a network

Synonyms:

reticular; reticulate

Context examples:

the reticulate veins of a leaf / a reticulated highway system

Similar:

meshed (resembling a network)

lacy; netlike; netted; webbed; webby; weblike (having open interstices or resembling a web)

interconnected; interrelated (reciprocally connected)

fretted; interlaced; latticed; latticelike (having a pattern of fretwork or latticework)

crisscross; crisscrossed (marked with crossing lines)

cancellate; cancellated; clathrate (having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows)

networklike (having a network of veins or ribs)

Antonym:

nonreticulate (not resembling or forming a network)


RETICULATE (verb)


Sense 1reticulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form a net or a network

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

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

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2reticulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Distribute by a network, as of water or electricity

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

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

distribute (make available)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3reticulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Divide so as to form a network

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

form (assume a form or shape)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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