Translate Trans*late", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Translated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Translating}.] [f. translatus, used as p. p. of transferre to transfer, but from a different root. See {Trans-}, and {Tolerate}, and cf. {Translation}.] 1. To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to transfer; as, to translate a tree. [Archaic] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

In the chapel of St. Catharine of Sienna, they show her head- the rest of her body being translated to Rome. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. To change to another condition, position, place, or office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death. [1913 Webster]

3. To remove to heaven without a natural death. [1913 Webster]

By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translatedhim. --Heb. xi. 5. [1913 Webster]

4. (Eccl.) To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another. ``Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, when the king would have translated him from that poor bishopric to a better, . . . refused.'' --Camden. [1913 Webster]

5. To render into another language; to express the sense of in the words of another language; to interpret; hence, to explain or recapitulate in other words. [1913 Webster]

Translating into his own clear, pure, and flowing language, what he found in books well known to the world, but too bulky or too dry for boys and girls. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

6. To change into another form; to transform. [1913 Webster]

Happy is your grace, That can translatethe stubbornness of fortune Into so quiet and so sweet a style. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. (Med.) To cause to remove from one part of the body to another; as, to translate a disease. [1913 Webster]

8. To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance. [Obs.] --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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