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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fa-stij-ee-it, -eyt or fa-stij-ee-ey-tid]
    • /fæˈstɪdʒ i ɪt, -ˌeɪt or fæˈstɪdʒ iˌeɪ tɪd/
    • /fˈastɪdʒˌɪət/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fa-stij-ee-it, -eyt or fa-stij-ee-ey-tid]
    • /fæˈstɪdʒ i ɪt, -ˌeɪt or fæˈstɪdʒ iˌeɪ tɪd/

Definitions of fastigiate word

  • adjective fastigiate rising to a pointed top. 1
  • adjective fastigiate Zoology. joined together in a tapering adhering group. 1
  • adjective fastigiate Botany. erect and parallel, as branches. having such branches. 1
  • noun fastigiate (of a tree or shrub) having the branches sloping upward more or less parallel to the main stem. 1
  • adjective fastigiate (of plants) having erect branches, often appearing to form a single column with the stem 0
  • adjective fastigiate (of parts or organs) united in a tapering group 0

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Origin of fastigiate

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
1655-65; < Latin fastīgi(um) height, highest point + -ate1

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Parts of speech for Fastigiate


fastigiate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fastigiate usage trend in Literature

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