Agate(adv.) On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.
Agate(n.) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
Agate(n.) A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
Agate(n.) A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.
Agate(n.) A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; -- so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.
Agatize(v. t.) To convert into agate; to make resemble agate.
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