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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
temperate zone
temperate (=never very hot or very cold)
▪ Europe's climate is temperate.
▪ Thus there are two sources of infection during the grazing season in temperate areas.
▪ The disease is prevalent in temperate areas with high rainfall.
▪ For example, in temperate areas there should be an annual rotation of pasture with other livestock or crops.
▪ Trichostrongylus is rarely a primary pathogen in temperate areas, but is usually a component of parasitic gastroenteritis in ruminants.
▪ This is a widespread species found in warm and temperate areas.
▪ This genus is the major cause of parasitic gastritis in ruminants in temperate areas of the world.
▪ The epidemiology of H. contortus is best considered separately depending on whether it occurs in tropical and subtropical or in temperate areas.
▪ This development is generally very slow and in temperate climates takes at least two months.
▪ Here I review these data and their implications for a temperate climate.
▪ Ostertagia is especially important in temperate climates and in subtropical regions with winter rainfall.
▪ People in temperate countries pay little attention to mangroves: trees that grow at the ocean s edge.
▪ This epidemiological picture, typical of temperate countries, may be modified in some areas by factors such as climate or husbandry.
▪ Mountainous areas, coastal wetlands, tundra, and temperate forests are under particular threat.
▪ Brown and McCormick's skuas and Wilson's petrels fly as far as temperate latitudes of the northern hemisphere.
▪ Rodomonte hardly noticed the magnificent, unearthly architecture preserved so beautifully away from the squalls of the less temperate zones.
▪ Most aquarium plants come from tropical and subtropical areas, with a few from the warmer parts of the temperate zone.
▪ The epidemiology, at least in temperate zones, is similar to that of Ostertagia in ruminants with seasonal hypobiosis a feature.
▪ Its distribution ranges from the tropics to the warmer areas of the temperate zone of both hemispheres.
▪ The epidemiology in subtropical areas is basically similar to that in temperate zones, except that the seasonable timing of events is different.
▪ Altogether there are four similar species known from he tropics and the temperate zones.
▪ The life cycle varies, but some species from temperate zones have an annual cycle.
▪ The length of the day changes in the temperate zone with the change of seasons.
▪ Here I review these data and their implications for a temperate climate.
▪ Many sea-urchins of temperate waters have tiny pronged pincers, often provided with poison glands.
▪ The difficulty is greater in relation to overseas markets having temperatures and humidities higher than those of temperate regions.
▪ The weather here continues to be temperate!
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Temperate \Tem"per*ate\, v. t. To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.

It inflames temperance, and temperates wrath.


Temperate \Tem"per*ate\, a. [L. temperatus, p. p. of temperare. See Temper, v. t.]

  1. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.

  2. Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.

    She is not hot, but temperate as the morn.

    That sober freedom out of which there springs Our loyal passion for our temperate kings.

  3. Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.

    Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.

  4. Proceeding from temperance. [R.]

    The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air.

    Temperate zone (Geog.), that part of the earth which lies between either tropic and the corresponding polar circle; -- so called because the heat is less than in the torrid zone, and the cold less than in the frigid zones.

    Syn: Abstemious; sober; calm; cool; sedate.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., of persons, "modest, forbearing, self-restrained, not swayed by passion;" of climates or seasons, "not liable to excessive heat or cold," from Latin temperatus "restrained, regulated, limited, moderate, sober, calm, steady," from past participle of temperare "to moderate, regulate" (see temper (v.)). Related: Temperately; temperateness. Temperate zone is attested from 1550s.

  1. 1 moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate. 2 Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, '''temperate''' in eating and drinking. 3 Proceeding from temperance. 4 Living in an environment that is temperate, not extreme. v

  2. (context obsolete English) To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.

  1. adj. (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate; "a temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate plants" [ant: intemperate]

  2. not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking" [ant: intemperate]

  3. not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism" [syn: moderate]


Usage examples of "temperate".

The old Squire gave him another job at the dowel mill and stationed his brother, Asa Doane, a strictly temperate man, at the spring.

As to the trees, which some hundred feet downwards shaded the banks of the creek, they belonged, for the most part, to the species which abound in the temperate zone of America and Tasmania, and no longer to those coniferae observed in that portion of the island already explored to some miles from Prospect Heights.

His flight had started high above the North Temperate Belt flyway, but the downdraft had cost him ten kilometers of altitude.

Both temperament and his purse made him temperate in all things, and he had received a sound Christian education.

The counselors and I did some temperate jesting at the king, suggesting that he ruled a people so sunk in hebetude that they were no longer even litigious.

On the other hand, the temperate productions, after migrating nearer to the equator, though they will have been placed under somewhat new conditions, will have suffered less.

Its air is much more attenuated than ours, its oceans have shrunk until they cover but a third of its surface, and as its slow seasons change huge snowcaps gather and melt about either pole and periodically inundate its temperate zones.

A good pilaff was more acceptable than some partridges dressed with oil and honey: but all Easterns are temperate, and travel teaches abstinence to the Franks.

From what has been said with reference to the distribution of sainfoin in Europe and Asia, it will be apparent that it is a hardy plant, which has highest adaptation for climates temperate and mild to moderately cool.

The cocoon protects the eggs and developing spiderlings over harsh periods, such as winter in temperate areas and dry seasons in tropical climates.

Those in the northern zones, from the temperate to the subarctic, will die of heatstroke long before they can reach the southern continent, despite anything short of massive intervention on the part of Commonwealth authorities.

The Nenana complex represents human adaptation in the subarctic of eastern Beringia, and the Llano complex represents a different but contemporaneous adaptation in temperate regions of interior North America.

Until from warmth of many breasts, that beat A temperate common music, sunlike heat The happiness not predatory sheds!

We know also that the ship bringing them to Firma held only eighteen, but now their numbers have increased to such an extent that room must be made in the temperate zone to house them.

I beseech thee, Cuthbert, that the news came from me, for temperate as Sir Walter is at most times, he would, methinks, give me short shift did he know that the wagging of my tongue might have given warning through which the outlaws of the Chase should slip through his fingers.