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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ag·ate /ˈægət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·gate adv.  On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ag·ate n.
 1. Min. 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.
 Note:The fortification agate, or Scotch pebble, the moss agate, the clouded agate, etc., are familiar varieties.
 2. Print. A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
 Note:This line is printed in the type called agate.
 3. A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals. [Obs.]
 4. A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; -- so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony;
          used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Heb. shebo), a precious stone in the breast-plate of the high
    priest (Ex. 28:19; 39:12), the second in the third row. This may
    be the agate properly so called, a semi-transparent crystallized
    quartz, probably brought from Sheba, whence its name. In Isa.
    54:12 and Ezek. 27:16, this word is the rendering of the Hebrew
    cadcod, which means "ruddy," and denotes a variety of minutely
    crystalline silica more or less in bands of different tints.
      This word is from the Greek name of a stone found in the river
    Achates in Sicily.