Crossword clues for temperate
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.]
Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
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.
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.
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 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
(context obsolete English) To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
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]
not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking" [ant: intemperate]
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.