- IPA: /ˈtɛmpəɹət/
- Moderate; not excessive
- temperate heat
- a temperate climate.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page vii:
- Hepaticology, outside the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, still lies deep in the shadow cast by that ultimate "closet taxonomist," Franz Stephani—a ghost whose shadow falls over us all.
- c. 1590–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i]:
- She is not hot, but temperate as the morn.
- 1855, Alfred Tennyson, “(please specify the page number(s))”, in Maud, and Other Poems, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 1013215631 ↗:
- 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
- temperate in eating and drinking.
- Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.
- 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗, pages 14–15 ↗:
- I am a temperate man and have made it a rule not to drink before luncheon. But I was so much ashamed of my first feeling about Gorman that I thought it well to break my rule. […] I gave my vote for whisky and soda as the more thorough-going drink of the two. A cocktail is seldom more than a mouthful.
- Proceeding from temperance.
- 1733-1738, Alexander Pope, Imitations of Horace:
- The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air.
- Living in an environment that is temperate, not extreme.
- temperate fishes
- (moderate) See also Thesaurus:moderate
- (moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions) See also Thesaurus:temperate and Thesaurus:sober
- French: tempéré
- German: gemäßigt
- Italian: temperato
- Portuguese: temperado, ameno
- Russian: уме́ренный
- Spanish: templado
- Russian: уме́ренный
temperate (temperates, present participle temperating; past and past participle temperated)
- (obsolete) To render temperate; to moderate
- Synonyms: soften, temper
- Portuguese: amenizar